15 Apr '11, 9pm

Bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

A bill to make it illegal to discriminate against workers on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2011, was introduced into the U.S. Senate on Thursday with bipartisan support. Introduced by Democratic senators Jeff Merkley (Oregon) and Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Republican senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Mark Kirk of (Illinois), the legislation is described as a simple matter of fairness and a fundamental right that goes beyond party politics. From Senator Jeff Merkley's press release : "The right to work hard and earn a living is a fundamental right. It is essential to the success of a family. It is essential to the pursuit of happiness. It is part of equality under the law," Senator Merkley said . "The test of whether you can get and hold a job should be whether you can do the job, not your se...

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