The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed in the Senate! Your voice is more important now than ever to stand up for workplace fairness and LGBT equality. Encourage your House Representative to support ENDA.
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While federal law protects employees from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin and disability, no federal law currently protects employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In 29 states, it is legal to fire, refuse to hire, demote, or fail to promote an employee based on sexual orientation; in 33 states, it is legal to do so based on gender identity.TheEmployment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (H.R. 1755)introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), would protect LGBT Americans from workplace discrimination, providing certain exemptions for religious organizations and small businesses. ENDA, which has been introduced in nearly every Congress since 1994, passed in the Senate on November 7, 2013. Encourage your Representatives to vote for ENDA so that this important bill can become law.
Judaism teaches that all human beings are created b'tselem elohim – in the Divine image. Genesis 1:27 tells us that “God created humans in God’s own image, in the image of God, God created them: male and female, God created them.” The belief that the stamp of the divine is present in all humans is fundamental to Reform Judaism; we cannot tolerate discrimination against any person for any reason.
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