Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Barney Frank has just introduced a new version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the House which seeks

    1. to provide a comprehensive Federal prohibition of employment discrimination
      on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity;
    2. to provide meaningful and effective remedies for employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; and
    3. to invoke congressional powers, including the powers to enforce the 14th amendment to the Constitution, and to regulate interstate commerce and provide for the general welfare pursuant to section 8 of article I of the Constitution, in order to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The full text of the Act can be read here, and The National Center for Transgender Equality has more info and an action toolkit here. Also, if you wish to email your representatives directly, click here.

4 comments:

  1. Meg'n6/25/2009

    Has anyone heard anything about where this stands in the Senate? Last time that's where it died, after all the trans stuff had been compromised in the House. Hopefully with a Dem majority and the few Repubs who are supporting this, it will go right through this time. *fingers crossed*

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  2. Is it just me, or is Barney Frank the most charming member of Congress? Maybe I've just been exposed to him more lately because he's been on Rachel Maddow and other shows a lot, but I love that guy. He has a great way of phrasing things sometimes.

    Sorry, kinda off-topic.

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  3. It sounds nice, but I'm not holding my breath.

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  4. Meg'n,

    From what I've heard, they think they have a much better shot at it this time because of the Dem majority and a select few Repubs who have already pledged their support. We'll see.

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