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KAnne October 28th, 2013 10:36pm

What do you think about ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act)?

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/28/13 9:06 pm

Just that an employer can fire you for being gay is testament to the fact that we need this.

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/13 6:28 pm

Yes, I support it in principle anyway, without knowing how it would work in detail.

Puzzled by the exemption for businesses smaller than 15 employees though.

rkoehn7341 Nashville, TN
10/28/13 5:54 pm

Isn't it already illegal? Dems just busy themselves with crap like this.

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/13 6:29 pm

I believe it's illegal in some states.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/28/13 6:43 pm

Doesn't federal law trump state law - especially in constitutional issues

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/13 7:16 pm

ENDA bans discrimination of sexual orientation and transgender workers, which is currently not covered by federal law.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/28/13 7:25 pm

I think the Supreme Court will make it so soon enough

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/13 7:29 pm

Yes. The point I was making is that it's currently illegal only in states which have passed their own laws.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/28/13 7:34 pm

And the point I was making is that this issue - like gay marriage - is truly a civil rights issue - and states should not be able to allow discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/28/13 9:05 pm

This is not already illegal. You can be fired for being gay in at least 15 states or so. You can be fired for gender identity in a few more than that. I can't give exact numbers, but it is a sad thing.

fredd TrumpLand
10/28/13 9:09 pm

Yeah shelly, I think we were kinda talking at cross-purposes or something. No matter.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/28/13 3:42 pm

"Harry Reid will brig ENDA up for senate vote"