Today, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI12) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a bipartisan vote of 64-32.
"Today's Senate vote shows clear, bipartisan support for ending all forms of discrimination in the workplace. I consider my votes to advance the Civil Rights movement throughout the 50s and 60s among the most important votes I've cast in my nearly 58 years in the House of Representatives, and I see little difference when it comes to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This is about treating all people fairly, with honor, dignity, and respect. I'm proud to cosponsor this important legislation in the House, and I call on Speaker Boehner to put politics aside, bring this bill to the floor for a vote, and help to end this unnecessary wrong so many Americans face. The time to act is now."