B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International lauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that outlaws discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender employees in the work place. As a staunch supporter of equality and tolerance, B’nai B’rith hopes the House of Representatives will follow suit to pass this historic piece of legislation.
Currently, 22 states have laws prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We hope that representatives from both sides of the aisle in the House will come together to vote for this bill, turning the tide on discrimination in the workplace.