Did you know that half of all Americans support a law banning job discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll? Interestingly, that same poll also found that even more Americans falsely believe it is already illegal nationally to fire somebody for being gay. Sadly that isn’t true. Only 16 states (those in yellow above) make it illegal to fire someone because they are gay.
Today the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) came one step closer to becoming law when the US Senate voted 64 to 32 in its favor. House Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner continue to oppose this legislation. Is it any wonder that LGBT voters disproportionately support Democrats? It is self-preservation.