The LGBTQ community desperately needs federal workplace protections -- but the version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act pending in the Senate right now falls short of delivering on those protections. The very broad religious exemptions in the bill create wide loopholes for schools, hospitals, universities -- any institution or entity that wants to claim in a court of law that they have a religious affiliation or connection.
While I strongly support ending workplace discrimination, this bill actually gives permission to discriminate, and cements into law that religious bigotry is permissible.
I urge you to speak out from the Senate floor in opposition to these broad religious exemptions, and to stand up for *all* LGBTQ Americans!
Senators Warren, Franken, Gillibrand, and Brown:
LGBTQ workers desperately need federal legislation that would end discrimination in the workplace -- but the version of ENDA that is currently pending in the House and Senate stops short of ending workplace discrimination once and for all.
We deserve more than "asterisk equality." We're asking progressive champions in the Senate -- Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Sherrod Brown -- to stand with us in opposing the broad religious exemptions that actually write discrimination into a non-discrimination bill!