Thursday, June 20, 2013

Now There Are 4: 52 Senators Support ENDA

The number of Democratic U.S. senators who do not publicly support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (the most prominent piece of federal legislation currently pending before the U.S. Senate) has now been reduced to four! Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced today that he supports ENDA, bringing the number of supporters in that body to 52.

Just recently I blogged about the fact that majority support for ENDA had been achieved in the Senate. Since then, a Republican senator has announced that she now supports marriage equality and Delaware passed a law embodying the protections found in ENDA. Rockefeller had previously announced that he was retiring and not running for re-election in 2014. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is aso not running for re-election; perhaps he will become the next of the four Democratic holdouts to realize that LGBT non-discrimination is a core Democratic principle.

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