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Support ENDA: Help Make a Law that Works!


Lawmakers have introduced the federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) in Congress to fight sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace. Lambda Legal has a long history of addressing workplace fairness through our litigation, education and advocacy. We need a law that works for everyone, in every state. Laws such as ENDA are the tools that our attorneys use to fight for our ultimate goal – equality. We hear from approximately 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people every year with workplace discrimination questions. But currently there is still no federal law that expressly protects LGBT employees.

Help us make a law that works! Send this letter to your senators and representative, urging them to support ENDA legislation.

Letter to
Your State Senate
Dear [ Decision Maker ],

I am joining Lambda Legal in making the case for equality by asking you to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). All workers should be judged on their merits, but it in most states in this country there is no law that expressly bans employers from firing or refusing to hire someone simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I urge you to end this injustice by sponsoring and working to pass ENDA which would extend fair employment practices under federal law to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.

Passing a law to protect LGBT people from discrimination at work is a simple matter of fairness. It's not just good for individual people -- it's also good for business. Across the country, thousands of employers are instituting internal nondiscrimination policies because they recognize that these policies help them attract and retain good employees, which makes them more competitive.

I urge you to make a law that works and fully support ENDA.

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