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November 7, 2007

HOUSE PASSES ENDA

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act today by a 235-184 vote.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, "[i]n 31 states, it is currently legal to fire someone based on their sexual orientation.  In 39 states, it is legal to fire a person for being transgender."

Unfortunately, the ENDA that passed did not include protection for transgendered individuals due to a lack of support in the House.  However, the fact that the ENDA passed is a sign that lawmakers are interested in protecting gays and lesbians against discrimination at work--and that is a start.

-SRB-

November 7, 2007 in Employment Discrimination, Sara R. Benson | Permalink

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