Main | Monday, October 01, 2007

Progressives Call To Action: Stop ENDA

Major national LGBT rights groups are among over 90 progressive organizations calling on Congress NOT to approve the current version of ENDA, which has been stripped of transgender protections.

NGLFT: Please call your Congressperson right now. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask to be connected to your representative. When a staffperson answers, say: "Please tell the representative that I oppose any version of ENDA that does not include both sexual orientation and gender identity. There's a sexual orientation bill scheduled to be marked up in committee tomorrow. I want Congress to reject that substitute bill, and instead pass the original version of ENDA (H.R. 2015) that includes both gender identityand sexual orientation."

Lambda Legal: "Leaving out protections for transgender people is unacceptable, and passing a bill riddled with loopholes will make it harder to achieve equality on the job," said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal. "You can't be fired for being a lesbian or a gay man, but you can be fired if your boss thinks you fit their stereotype of one. After working together for so many years on a bill to provide protections for the LGBT community on the job — we can do better than this."

It's appalling that we've come to this, asking Congress to NOT give us job protection. Disgusting.

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