Representative Tammy Baldwin has announced a move to restore gender identity protections to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Today she announced that she has secured an agreement from the Democratic leadership to add an amendment to H.R. 3685.
United ENDA writes: “Clearly, our preferred strategy is to pass the original ENDA (H.R. 2015) out of committee. However, if we are faced with a non-inclusive bill following the committee vote, we will work with Congresswoman Baldwin to repair ENDA to include protections on the basis of gender identity. We appreciate that Congressional leaders like Congresswoman Baldwin continue to share our commitment to pass an inclusive bill, and we expect Speaker Pelosi and the House leadership will actively support the Baldwin amendment.”