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Pride at Work Withdraws Support for ENDA with Religious Exemptions

For Immediate Release

July 8, 2014

Contact: Jerame Davis
jdavis@aflcio.org

Pride at Work Withdraws Support for ENDA with Religious Exemptions

In light of the recent Hobby Lobby decision at the Supreme Court, the Executive Committee of Pride at Work voted unanimously today to withdraw the organization’s support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with its current broad religious exemptions. Pride at Work interim Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement:

“While we fully support strong protections for LGBT workers in the workplace, something that for many workers is currently only afforded by a union contract, after the recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, it is clear that these broad religious exemptions would gut the intent and purpose of ENDA. LGBT workers deserve strong, enforceable workplace protections and we look forward to supporting a bill to that end.”

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Pride At Work organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBT Workers in our workplaces and unions and we organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Workers interested in joining Pride at Work or in launching new chapter organizing efforts, can visit www.prideatwork.org or email Pride at Work at info@prideatwork.org.

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