DeLauro Celebrates Passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Would Ensure All LGBT Workers Have Same Protections That Exist In CT
NEW HAVEN, CT—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today upon Senate passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Connecticut was the fourth state to formally protect gay and lesbian workplace rights and was the 15th state to protect transgender workers as well. DeLauro is a cosponsor of the House version of ENDA and has joined her colleagues calling on President Obama to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from workplace discrimination.
“No American should lose a job, be denied a promotion, or not be considered for a promotion because of who they love or their gender. Quite simply, it is unjust for anyone, employers included, to discriminate against LGBT Americans. I am proud to support this legislation and thrilled by today’s landmark vote. I urge Speaker Boehner to bring the bill before the House of Representatives so that all Americans can fully participate in the social and economic life of our nation.”