Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with bipartisan support. Senator Casey is a cosponsor of ENDA, which would prohibit most employers from discriminating against current and prospective employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
"Today's bipartisan vote to send the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor is an important step to ensure employees are judged on their performance, rather than who they are. I hope the Senate acts swiftly to take up and pass this important legislation. ENDA embodies the American ideal of fairness: employees should be judged on their skills and abilities in the workplace, and not on their sexual orientation or gender identity."