Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Human Rights Campaign Press Release: ENDA Passes US House

The following is a press release dated 7 November 2007 from the Human Rights Campaign, detailing the status of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3685).

Today, in a historic move, the U.S. House voted 235-184 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3685).

Full coverage of today’s vote, including video and selected transcripts of floor speeches in support of the legislation by Speaker Pelosi, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), is available here.

HRC Back Story liveblogged today’s House floor debate on ENDA. Click here for the direct link.

Click here to read HRC’s official press release hailing the House passage of ENDA.

Please note that the version of ENDA that was passed does not include protection of Transgendered people. Although we have achieved an unprecedented victory for LGBQ Americans, we have failed to provide an inclusive rule of protection for all people in the LGBTQ community.



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