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Friday, June 28, 2013

Obama Pushes Bill to End Employment Discrimination against Gay and Lesbian

In the past few days, the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) has been continuously gaining significant attention from several lawmakers. In fact, recent news report claimed that another senator, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, has joined the pool of lawmakers co-sponsoring the bill.

In addition, making things better for the bill is that the President Barack Obama himself is also making effort in pushing the same.

The media has confirmed that Obama endorsed the ENDA legislation that would protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) from being discriminated in the workplace on the bases of gender identity or sexual preferences.
 s announced by Obama during the celebration of LGBT Pride Month at the White House. His announcement was taken as another one great victory by the LGBT community and advocates.

“In 34 states, you can be fired just because of who you are or who you love. That’s wrong. There’s a bipartisan bill moving forward in the Senate that would ban discrimination against all LGBT Americans in the workplace, now and forever. We need to get that passed. I want to sign that bill. We need to get it done now”, Obama cited during the event.

For years, gay rights advocates have been waiting for Obama to throw his stance behind the controversial legislation that was actually repeatedly introduced and stagnated in Senate for almost a couple of decades.

Now, after Obama called for a prompt action regarding the said bill, a Los Angeles discrimination attorney speculated that the same would likely get a good shot in Congress this time.

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