The long delayed Employment and Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) will finally get a Senate committee vote.

The bill if passed would prevent discrimination by civilian non religious employers of 15 or more people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring and employment.

I’d personally like to see religious employers added to this bill as well because as far as I’m concerned, you don’t have a special right to discriminate. 

It was reintroduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers back in April and has been scheduled for a July 10 vote before the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee.

President Obama supports ENDA, wants to sign it and is urging action on the bill as a coalition of legislators and LG groups press him to sign an executive order that won’t have the coverage that passed Congressional legislation will.   An executive order is also vulnerable to being overturned which is why the POTUS wants to go the legislative route.   

the bill number for ENDA is S. 815 — there’s contact info for US Senators at http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

also:

Phone numbers for Senators’ offices, both voice and TTY are available by calling the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 (voice) or 202-224-3091 (tty)

The Congressional Special Services Office: 202-224-4048 (voice) or 202-224-4049 (tty)

The Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339 (voice/tty)

The Washington DC Relay Service: 202-855-1000 (voice) 202-855-1234 (tty)

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if you want, i can help if you need help contacting senators.  talk to me at this link (message box).

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