Last week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed out of the Senate with the support of ten Republicans. Since its introduction, ENDA's real hurdle has always been the Republican-controlled House where Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he opposes the bill. We've known all along that the more "conservative" defections the supporters of the bill could get in the Senate, the more pressure House Leadership will face to bring ENDA to the floor for a vote in the House.
We're seeing now just how hard the President and his liberal allies in the House are going to push, and we need your help to push back.
ENDA would prohibit businesses from taking into account any conduct related to "actual or perceived sexual identity or gender identity" when making employment decisions -- even if it violates the religious beliefs of employers, or if they feel certain conduct is inappropriate for their workplace.
For example, ENDA would force religious business owners and workplaces such as religious publishing houses, pre-schools, and Christian television and radio stations to check their biblical view of marriage at their workplace door, substituting in its place a radical worldview sponsored by the federal government.
ENDA would also lead to a form of reverse discrimination. Those in the workplace who expresses or promote a view of family or morality that can be interpreted to be a disapproval of homosexual or transgender conduct could be subject to retaliation and discrimination.
FRC Action has worked tirelessly to educate lawmakers on ENDA's threats to freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of conscience, and the free market economy, but now your Member of Congress needs to hear from you.