ENDA Introduced To House
ABOVE: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) speaks about ENDA, which he and Reps. Deb Price (R-OH) , Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Chris Shays (R-CT) introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. More photos are here. (via - Human Rights Campaign.)
Rep. Baldwin: "Twenty-five years ago, my own state of Wisconsin was the first in the nation to add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination statutes. Since then, 16 states have done the same. We call on Congress now to set a new and higher standard. With the support of the House leadership and members of both parties, I am hopeful that this Congress will close this loophole in existing law and pass a truly comprehensive and inclusive bill to outlaw employment discrimination.”
This is the 7th time since 1994 that a version of ENDA has been introduced to Congress, and under the new Democratic leadership, this is the best chance ever for ENDA to pass. Everybody cross your fingers and contact your Congressperson.