A bill that would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender protections) was reintroduced in the Senate on Thursday.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced by Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Senators Mark Kirk of Illinois and Susan Collins of Maine.
“The right to work hard and earn a living is a fundamental right. It is essential to the success of a family. It is essential to the pursuit of happiness. It is part of equality under the law,” Merkley said.
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