A majority of Americans in every U.S.
congressional district support laws that prohibit workplace
discrimination based on sexual orientation.
According to research from UCLA's
William Institute released Tuesday, theres is not a single House
district where a majority of people oppose such protections.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act
(ENDA) cleared the Senate earlier this month with the help of 10
Republican members. ENDA also would prohibit discrimination based on
House Speaker John Boehner, a
Republican, has already stated that the measure will not be
considered in the House.
Boehner calls gay workplace protections bill ENDA “unnecessary.”)
The House approved a similar bill
championed by former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank in 2007, with
183 members voting against the measure.
The current version of ENDA has 188
Democratic and 5 Republican co-sponsors in the House, 25 co-sponsors
shy of passage. The president has pledged his signature.
“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,” the Williams Institute wrote in announcing its