Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

ENDA protects LGBT workers from workplace discrimination

Employment Non-Discrimination Act

HRC supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for a very simple reason. It will guarantee millions of LGBT people in all 50 states explicit, reliable protections from discrimination in the workplace.

We call on our allies in Congress to improve this bill’s overly broad religious exemption. A strong ENDA is worth fighting for because we cannot ignore the urgent need of countless LGBT people who do not have the luxury of waiting for these protections.

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Impact

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. ENDA simply affords to all Americans basic employment protection from discrimination based on irrational prejudice. The bill explicitly prohibits preferential treatment and quotas and does not permit disparate impact suits. In addition, it exempts small businesses, religious organizations and the military.

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