Gabriel Gomez, GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Endorses ENDA

Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, says he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):

GomezIn a statement provided to the Washington Blade from his campaign via email, Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, announced his support for ENDA in response to an inquiry on the legislation.

“I support ENDA, because I do not believe in discrimination of any kind, including discrimination by sexuality,” Gomez said.

Why is this significant?

Only two sitting Republicans U.S. senators are co-sponsors for ENDA: Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

On Friday, Rachel Maddow noted that the Republican Party was on a collision course with gay rights, and their socially conservative positions would come crashing down when the Supreme Court rules this month on same-sex marriage.