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ENDA

WHEREAS, Pride at Work has made a commitment to work toward passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and at this time no LGBT person has federal protection from discrimination in the work place; and

WHEREAS, a few workplaces have policies of non-discrimination due to sexual orientation, these policies are not binding because there are no national laws to prevent discrimination; and

WHEREAS, without a national law based on non-discrimination due to sexual orientation, members of Pride at Work have no proaction on the job; and

WHEREAS, Pride at Work has an opportunity to focus on national legislation to protect LGBT employees; and

WHEREAS, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will:

  1. Provide a comprehensive federal prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,
  2. Provide meaningful and effective remedies for employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,
  3. Invoke congressional powers, including the powers to enforce the 14th amendment to the Constitution and to regulate commerce, in order to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS, a national law protecting us from workplace discrimination would further enable us to achieve our goals as stated in the Bylaws;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Pride at Work will encourage chapters to contact members of Congress and to whatever else they may feel necessary to the passage of this bill; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Pride at Work will make efforts to keep chapters updated on information on the progress of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a timely fashion; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Pride at Work encourage chapters to encourage local unions to write members of Congress on behalf of passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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