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U.S. Senate Advances LGBT Workplace Discrimination Bill


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The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
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The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

On Monday, U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle voted to move forward with a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Senate is expected to have a full vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, later this week, though the bill faces an uncertain future in the House. Supporters say these protections are long overdue for LGBT employees, while opponents claim that the bill will result in costly, frivolous lawsuits and threaten employers' religious freedom. We discuss the issues surrounding ENDA.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Maya Rupert, policy director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute; founder of the blog Overlawyered.com; and author of "The Excuse Factory," a book on lawsuits in the workplace

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