The long-running campaign to secure federal workplace protections for LGBT employees took another step Tuesday when a Senate panel held the first hearing on the Employment Non-discrimination Act in nearly three years.
Almost 90 minutes of proceedings in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee included the first-ever Senate testimony from an openly transgender witness, who joined three other speakers in making a robust case for the legislation as necessary for workers and helpful for business.
“We are talking about a fundamental American value: equal treatment for all,” said Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the committee in his opening remarks. “Decent, hardworking Americans are being hurt by discrimination every day.”
To subscribe to this blog, use the rss feed on the right, or use the form at right to join our email list. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or find us on Facebook. We’re also tweeting daily at http://www.twitter.com/gaymarriagewatc.