Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA

I’m sure in the next couple of weeks we will be hearing much more about the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.  It will prohibit employers from discriminating against someone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.  Like the Hate Crime legislation, be prepared to be inundated with lies from anti-gay individuals and anti-gay groups. 

But there is good news.  A new survey found that nearly 2/3rd of Americans "believe it is unfair that federal law currently allows for an employer to fire someone because they are gay or lesbian…"  This survey also found that a number people didn’t even realize that gays and lesbians aren’t protected from such discrimination.  Look at this:

Seventy-nine percent of people who self identified as heterosexual said that that how an employee does his or her job, and not their sexual orientation, should be the standard for judging an employee. 

When it came to the issue of transgender employees in the work place, two thirds of heterosexuals 67 percent said that employee performance should be the standard not sexuality.

In 31 states you can still be fired if you are gay.  That is so hard to believe.  But you have those faux-christians who think that gays and lesbians should be afforded no rights at all because of their religious beliefs.  I say if Christians want to discriminate against people who belong to their version of Christianity, go for it.  But if they want to discriminate against people who do not share their brand of belief, then we have to stand up to these people.

Of course, Bush will be the ultimate decider on this.  And mark my words–he won’t care if 79% of Americans want this passed.  Luckily in 2008 all will change. 

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