Congress is paying attention: Make your voice heard – again!
Last week, thousands of LGBT people and their friends – just like you – delivered an uncompromising message to Congress: Vote for an ENDA that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (H.R. 2015), and don’t settle for a substitute bill that leaves some people behind (H.R. 3685).
Congress heard you, and postponed a vote on a substitute bill. But we expect a new vote to be scheduled soon – maybe as soon as next week. There is no time to waste!
We know why it’s so critical that transgender people be included in ENDA. One-third of transgender people report facing employment discrimination at some time in their life. And you can’t separate discrimination against transgender people from discrimination against the rest of the LGBT community. For example, many gay and bisexual men get taunted for “acting like a girl.” Many lesbians are criticized for “being too butch.” We all face anti-transgender bias, even if we don’t identify as transgender ourselves.