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GLSEN Lauds Passage of ENDA in Senate
Director of Communications
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, commends the U.S. Senate on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The legislation passed the Senate today by a sweeping vote of 64-32 and now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives. GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard released the following statement:
“We are thrilled that this monumental and long-overdue legislation has passed the Senate with strong support on both sides of the aisle. ENDA will protect openly-LGBT members of the workforce, including education and youth-serving professionals, from discrimination in the workplace simply for being who they are. And it will give hope for the future to LGBT youth who haven’t yet entered the workforce, or who are just now in their first jobs. GLSEN calls on the House of Representatives to bring ENDA to a vote on the House floor as quickly as possible.”
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.