Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Company, also known as P&G,
on Thursday endorsed passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
(ENDA), which seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on
sexual orientation and gender identity.
“With Procter & Gamble's support, we see once again
corporate America leading the charge when it comes to ending
workplace discrimination,” Matt McTighe, campaign manager for
Americans for Workplace Opportunity, said
in a statement. “Employees should be judged on their talents,
and everyone should have the opportunity to provide for their
families – one of the most fundamental American values. With P&G's
support, the momentum for ENDA grows. We urge the Senate to pass
The consumer goods company joins the ranks of other multinational
corporations in endorsing passage of ENDA, including Coca-Cola,
Pfizer, Nike and General Mills.
ENDA cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee in July. Three Republicans – Senators Mark Kirk of
Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Orrin Hatch of Utah – joined
all Democrats in sending the bill to the full Senate. The Senate
could take up the bill as early as September.