Yesterday, a bipartisan group of House legislators lead by Barney Frank introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
Said Frank: “This is a protection against discrimination that has been tried in a number of states, beginning in Wisconsin more than 20 years ago, and it has worked extremely well. It has caused none of the problems that opponents inaccurately claimed it would and it has provided job protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who ask simply to be allowed do their jobs and be judged on their job performance.”
Joining Frank at the press conference introducing the bill were Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Solmonese, Executive Director of HRC, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), Rev. Dennis Wiley from Covenant Baptist Church, Steven Keyes, Nationwide Insurance, and Rosalyn Pelles, AFL-CIO. Their moments at the microphone follow after the jump…
Gay-rights proposals gain in Congress [boston globe]