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ENDA heads to the House

The Senate has passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, a bill that would ensure that no one can be legally discriminated against in the workplace just because of who you are or who you love.

We just got one big step closer to another victory for equality. That's a reason to celebrate. This has been an amazing year for equality, but we're not there yet. There's still a long fight ahead to pass ENDA in the House.

President Obama weighed in on the need to pass ENDA on Monday, saying, "It's offensive. It's wrong. And it needs to stop, because in the United States of America, who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense."

It's absurd that in 29 states there's still no state law protecting LGBT individuals from employment discrimination. And it's absurd that it took 17 years to get this far. But that's why the Senate passed ENDA with a bipartisan supermajority, and that's why we can't stop fighting now.

The Senate vote is a huge step forward for LGBT Americans, and for everyone who wants to see an end to workplace discrimination. But the job's not doneā€”let's make sure it doesn't take another 17 years to put this bill on the President's desk.

It feels good to be on the right side of history. Add your name and tell the House to vote on ENDA.

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