Despite the fact that Human Rights Campaign President Chad “Rosa Parks” Griffin has said publicly that HRC will push for fully inclusive and comprehensive protection bill for LGBT’s in 2015. They are STILL backing and pushing the very dangerous version of ENDA that currently sits in the House that they have signed off on that allows for a religious exemption that would actually write LGBT discrimination law. A move that in the end would be nearly impossible to reverse.
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest civil rights organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, issued the following statement today thanking Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives for their efforts to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
“We appreciate the leadership of Leader Pelosi and Congressman Polis in seeking every possible avenue to advance ENDA in the House this year, “said David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director. “No American should be denied a job opportunity, fired, or discriminated against just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With an overwhelming two-thirds of American voters, including a strong majority of Republicans, supporting a federal law that protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination, this is clearly an issue lawmakers from both parties can support. Speaker Boehner should bring ENDA to the floor for a vote.”
ENDA would provide millions of LGBT people in all 50 states explicit, reliable protections from discrimination in the workplace. According to a September 2013 poll by Republican pollster Alex Lundry, supermajorities of Republicans and Democrats back a federal law protecting LGBT Americans from workplace discrimination. More than 100 major businesses and Fortune 500 companies in HRC’s Business Coalition for Workplace Equality support ENDA. In November of 2013, the Senate passed ENDA with strong bipartisan support in a vote of 64 to 32..
Because you know, HRC just can’t admit that they were wrong and that this version of ENDA that they support and love so dearly is nothing more than a dangerous dog that will come back to bite us on the ass if ever passed.