Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Sen. Kay Hagan Announces Support for ENDA

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 26, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

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"I'm announcing today that I will be signing on as a cosponsor to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Discrimination must never be tolerated, and I believe that all Americans deserve an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. No one - NO ONE - should be turned away from a job or fired because of their sexual orientation OR gender identity."

--Sen. Kay Hagan of NC at Saturday's NC Pride Festival and Parade, after meeting with a group of transgender constituents last week. This is a major shift for Hagan, who had previously expressed lack of clarity about trans inclusion in prior years.

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Angela Brightfeather | September 27, 2011 12:08 AM

Great news and I am happy to hear about this. I do think that there is more going on here than meets the eye....but I'm still grateful that my Senator has made the correct move on this one.