Applauding the Senate on Passage of ENDA, Ros-Lehtinen States “All Americans Should Have Equal Rights at Work.”

Nov 7, 2013

Applauding the Senate on Passage of ENDA, Ros-Lehtinen States “All Americans Should Have Equal Rights at Work.”

"It isn't in our American tradition of fairness and non-discrimination to fire a worker merely because that person is gay."

Miami, Florida – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was pleased with the bipartisan Senate vote to pass the Employer Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This legislation would give all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, expanded protections in the workplace. Ros-Lehtinen is the lead Republican sponsor of the ENDA companion bill also introduced by Congressman Jared Polis in the House of Representatives. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Job discrimination doesn’t have a place in the 21st century. No one should be rejected an interview, fired from a job or denied a promotion because of who they are. It’s past time we end this unacceptable practice and measure an individual’s work based on performance.  ENDA would allow Americans of any sexual orientation or gender identity to feel secure in their workplace. I urge my colleagues in the House to pass this bill so that all Americans may have equal rights at work.”