What is ENDA?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will grant employees the freedom to be honest and open about who they are while at work so that they can put their full energy into their jobs. ENDA is a bi-partisan proposal modeled after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Similarly, ENDA will make it illegal throughout the entire country for an employer to fire, refuse to hire, refuse to promote, or severely harass an employee simply based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.

In order to respect religious freedoms and garner bi-partisan support, ENDA exempts churches, religious organizations and religious schools. You can read more about ENDA’s critical religious exemption.