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ENDA advances out of committee, faces full Senate test next

Sen. Todd Harkin

Gay rights supporters in Washington have been trying to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for years, but renewed momentum thanks to two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage cases have put a new focus on workplace protections for the country's LGBT workers.

The U.S. Senate's committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today passed H.B. 815, the 2013 version of ENDA.

ENDA, in its current form, would prohibit employers from firing, refusing to hire or otherwise discriminating against workers solely based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Georgia Equality calls out Sen. Isakson over ENDA

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will meet tomorrow to discuss Senate bill 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is a member of the committee and is being urged by Georgia Equality, the state's largest LGBT political advocacy organization, to support ending workplace discrimination by throwing his weight behind ENDA.

Georgia Equality has issued a call for LGBT rights supporters to contact Isakson to let him know how they stand on employment discrimination against LGBT workers. Georgia is one of 29 states where workers can be fired simply for being gay and has as much as 79 percent voter support for workplace protections, according to Georgia Equality.