Nobody should have to worry about their job security just because of who they are or who they love. But in a majority of states, LGBT employees can legally be fired over their sexual orientation or gender identity.
I’m proud to be a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would extend federal protections that exist for other groups to LGBT workers. It’s been stuck in Congress for almost two decades – last time it came up in the Senate it failed by a single vote. We can’t let that happen again.
Equal protection is a basic right – it shouldn’t be up for debate. Stand with my colleagues and me in supporting ENDA.
Workplace discrimination is a persistent problem that too many Americans experience every day. I’ve fought in the past to protect all Americans from being fired arbitrarily, including pregnant women. Now it’s time to make sure that LGBT people don’t get fired for the way they were born.
I’ve been fighting on this and other LGBT issues for years, as governor and as senator. Last year, I worked across the aisle to introduce legislation protecting LGBT jurors against discrimination. This is just a matter of basic fairness...
It’s time to see ENDA finally become law. Join my colleagues and me now in telling Congress to support ENDA today.