House Speaker Boehner Thinks ENDA is Unnecessary
BY Neal Broverman
April 19 2012 1:50 PM ET
Republican House Speaker John Boehner thinks a national law preventing workplace discrimination against LGBT people is not needed, according to reports in the Washington Blade.
The newspaper spoke to the GOP leader about the need for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act in light of resistance from the White House on issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. The White House is indicating they want such action passed legislatively, through the ENDA bill.
While Boehner agreed that no one should face discrimination at their job, he said that ENDA is unnecessary and that he hasn't "thought much about it," since "ample laws" exist to protect employees. The Speaker of the House must not be aware that people can be fired for being gay in 29 states, while 34 states allow transgender people to be terminated simply for their gender identity. Click here to read the Blade's full story.
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