Posted November 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
by Annie Kehler,
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) seeks to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment based on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. First considered by Congress almost two decades ago, it is time that Congress acts to curb this discrimination.
ENDA was first introduced into the Senate and the House in 1994 with a total of 167 co-sponsors across both chambers. Failing to pass, it was reintroduced in 1995, and failed by only one vote in the Senate in 1996. ENDA once again has an opportunity to become law, as the Senate passed the legislation on November 8th of this year with a vote of 64-32. Although the House has sent the bill into committee, Speaker John Boehner has yet ...Read More »