PFLAG National Celebrates Senate Passage of Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bipartisan Vote of 64-32 passes workplace fairness bill in US Senate. Focus now turns to House, push for Speaker Boehner to bring ENDA to a vote.

Washington, DC, November 09, 2013 --( PFLAG National—the nation's largest organization for families, friends and allies of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)—today issued the following statement from its Executive Director, Jody M. Huckaby, on the U.S. Senate’s passage of an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):

“Today is a great day for all Americans as the United States Senate—with a bipartisan majority—recognized the need for legal protection of workplace fairness by passing an inclusive ENDA. PFLAGers from all over the country have been speaking to their legislators on this very important issue, and hearing time and again that their advocacy on behalf of their LGBT loved ones has played a big part in changing hearts and minds on this crucial issue.

This vote echoes the majority of Americans who believe that all workers should be evaluated based on their skills, not based on who they are or whom they love, proving once again that PFLAG’s values are America’s values. Now that the Senate has voted, Speaker Boehner must recognize this majority, and bring an inclusive ENDA to a vote on the floor of the House.”

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. Now in its 41st year, PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. To learn more, visit
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Liz Owen
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