End LGBTQ discrimination by religious groups
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All employees need to be protected from workplace discrimination, but the Senate is at risk of passing a non-discrimination bill that actually allows religious organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ workers.
Just two weeks ago, a teacher at a Catholic school in Arkansas traveled with her partner to New Mexico to get married -- and 40 minutes after the wedding, she received a call from her principal firing her for violating the school's "moral clause."
This problem is far too common across the country -- and we need to make sure that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act doesn't leave out people like this Arkansas school teacher who have done nothing but live out their own private lives.
We're asking four 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. Unless progressive champions stand up and fight for all LGBTQ workers, workplace equality will always have as asterisk behind it.
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