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Statement from Anthony D. Romero on ENDA Passage


Below is a statement from Anthony D. Romero, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director, on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. Senate:

"In a year of historic victories for LGBT people, this one ranks near the top. Getting ENDA across the finish line in the Senate after a nearly four-decade long journey is a huge win for all who believe that workers should be judged on the job by their merits, nothing more and nothing less. Under ENDA, workers would no longer have to hide who they are when they go to work in the United States. As this bill continues to move forward, it is critically important to ensure that it, like other landmark civil rights laws, protects as many people as possible from indefensible workplace discrimination."

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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