Pelosi: ENDA is an Historic Advancement for Gays and Lesbians
Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C.: Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act:
"For my 20 years in Congress, ending discrimination against gays and lesbians has been a top priority of mine. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, sponsored by Congressman Barney Frank, is an historic advancement for gays and lesbians and their families. I am proud to be the first Speaker to bring this legislation to the House floor, which was first introduced in 1994.
"While I personally favor legislation that would include gender identity, the new ENDA legislation proposed by Congressman Frank has the best prospects for success on the House floor.
"I will continue to push for legislation, including language on gender identity, to expand and make our laws more reflective of the diverse society in which we live."