Statement on Senator Dean Heller announcing his support for ENDA

November 04, 2013

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 — Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund:

"The announcement by Senator Dean Heller that he will vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a testament to the bipartisan support this critical piece of legislation has. We appreciate and thank Sen. Heller for doing the right thing, and we urge all senators to protect everyone from employment discrimination -- no matter who we are or who we love."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that a vote on ENDA will take place this work period. A vote is expected as early as today.

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