A key congressional committee advanced a bill today that would bar most employers from firing or denying promotion because of a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Advocates for LGBT rights have been trying to pass some form of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, for decades, but have so far been unsuccessful. Those present at the hearing told FSRN they’re optimistic about finally passing the bill this fall, but raised concerns about several provisions and proposed amendments they say would allow discrimination to continue.
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