Lambda Legal applauds the introduction of an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act and calls on Congress to act swiftly to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Today Representative Barney Frank introduced an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would provide federal workplace protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The bill is being sponsored by a bi-partisan group of Congressional representatives that includes Reps. Tammy Baldwin and Jared Polis, who along with Rep. Frank, are the only openly gay members of Congress.
Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal, issued a statement, calling on “Congress to enact ENDA quickly to end discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Historically, workplace discrimination is the number one complaint of callers to Lambda Legal’s Help Desk. An inclusive ENDA would provide a strong tool for Lambda Legal to protect LGBT people in every state from discrimination on the job.
Through our advocacy efforts with the United ENDA Coalition, Lambda Legal is encouraging constituents to contact their representatives through the U.S. Capitol to request that they cosponsor the new ENDA and work hard toward its passage.