Major national LGBT rights groups are among over 90 progressive organizations calling on Congress NOT to approve the current version of ENDA, which has been stripped of transgender protections.
NGLFT: Please call your Congressperson right now. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask to be connected to your representative. When a staffperson answers, say: “Please tell the representative that I oppose any version of ENDA that does not include both sexual orientation and gender identity. There’s a sexual orientation bill scheduled to be marked up in committee tomorrow. I want Congress to reject that substitute bill, and instead pass the original version of ENDA (H.R. 2015) that includes both gender identityand sexual orientation.”
Lambda Legal: “Leaving out protections for transgender people is unacceptable, and passing a bill riddled with loopholes will make it harder to achieve equality on the job,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director at Lambda Legal. “You can’t be fired for being a lesbian or a gay man, but you can be fired if your boss thinks you fit their stereotype of one. After working together for so many years on a bill to provide protections for the LGBT community on the job — we can do better than this.”
It’s appalling that we’ve come to this, asking Congress to NOT give us job protection. Disgusting.