ENDA Bill Faces Challenge

Image The origins of the Employment Non Discrimination Act, a bill which would protect LGBT Americans from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation, go back more than 30 years. New ENDA bills are currently moving through Congress, and with an LGBT community far more visible and vocal, along with a Democratic majority in Congress, the prospects are better than they’ve ever been. One major hurdle has occurred, however, with the addition of gender identity. Opposition based on that has resulted in a plan to introduce 2 separate bills , the first without gender identity and a second that addresses it. Read Barney Frank’s account of the battle, an insider’s look at the years long struggle to bring about protection in employment for all LGBT Americans. Barney Frank – Our Fight For Anti-Discrimination Laws 

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