Cicilline Praises Senate Passage of ENDA

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is co-sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 196 legislators in the U.S. House:

“Earlier today, Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate took a historic step on behalf of equal rights and worked together to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – a commonsense bill that ensures no American can lose their job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now that the Senate has acted in a bipartisan fashion to prevent workplace discrimination, it is time for the House to do the same. The House Republican leadership should acknowledge the overwhelming support that exists for ENDA and allow a vote on extending these basic protections to hardworking Americans in every state. I look forward to continuing to work alongside members who are willing to set aside our partisan differences and do the right thing for LGBT Americans.”

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