ENDA and the U.S. House of Representatives

Author: The Williams Institute
Published: Wednesday 13th November 2013 - Updated: Thursday 18th December 2014
Summary: Majority of Americans in Every Congressional District Support Law to Protect Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work.


A majority of Americans in every U.S. congressional district support laws that protect against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, such as the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed by the U.S. Senate, according to new research from UCLA's Williams Institute. (While ENDA would also protect against discrimination on the basis of gender identity, relevant public opinion data was not available.)

When a similar bill was considered in 2007, 183 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against it, even though a majority of their constituents supported the policy. The current ENDA now awaits consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives, and research confirms that ENDA would pass if all members followed their constituents.

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Votes on ENDA
Votes on ENDA


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