Saturday, September 07, 2013

Saturday Politics: President Obama Highlights Need For ENDA On Social Media

President Barack Obama posted on Twitter  and Facebook last night a link to the above image of the 29 states that right now have no statewide legal protections against being fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The name of the pending federal legislation that would protect LGBT people everywhere in the United States from employment discrimination is called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act or ENDA and it is expected to come to a vote in the United States Senate by the end of the year. However, it is not expected to become law any time soon because the measure is opposed by the vast majority of Republicans, especially those who are in control of the United States House of Representatives.

Here's the exact tweet:
It is interesting to see the President (or more accurately, the president's outside organizing arm, called Organizing for Action) using social media to call attention to and promote ENDA in this way.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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