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Statement on Senator Bill Nelson signing-on to ENDA

Date: 
October 29, 2013

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund:

"Millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and our allies across the Sunshine State -- and indeed across the nation -- will be delighted to hear that Senator Nelson is going to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This is an opportunity for all senators to make history. A vote for ENDA is a vote for access to the American Dream and against its biggest enemy: discrimination."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced yesterday that a vote on ENDA would be scheduled in the next four weeks.

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