The city of Wilton Manors, Florida has approved a resolution that urges Congress to approve a federal gay protections bill.

Resolution 3460 was approved unanimously by city commissioners at its Tuesday, September 22 meeting.

The resolution says the city urges “all members of congress to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

During the bill's first House hearing Tuesday, openly gay representatives Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin urged lawmakers to approve the bill.

“Trying to get a job or join the military has not been the hallmark of radicalism,” Frank said, referring to the claims of opponents who have labeled the bill part of a “radical agenda.”

A majority of Fortune 500 companies have already adopted policies that protect gay and lesbian workers. Baldwin said it was time “to bring our laws in line with the reality of American life.”

If approved, the law would exempt the military, religious groups and small businesses with fewer than 15 employees.

The resolution to support ENDA was introduced by Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Justin Flippen, gay weekly South Florida Blade reported.

“All forms of government should not discriminate and we need to send that message to the federal government,” Flippen told the paper. “We urge our local members of Congress to support this legislation.”

Wilton Manors, the “Island City,” is neighbored by gay mecca Fort Lauderdale.