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Thank you Senator Toomey

The Employment Non-discrimination Act just passed the most important hurdle in the Senate with a yes vote from Senator Toomey.  Read his full statement of support below.

To say thank you to Senator Toomey, call him at (202) 224-4254.

After hearing from over 4,000 individual Pennsylvanians, more than 300 small business owners, and faith leaders from around the commonwealth, Senator Toomey stood on the right side of history and against workplace discrimination.

From here, the Employment Non-discrimination Act will pass through the Senate this week and then it heads to the House. However, it may take a while for the bill to get through the House. That’s why it is so important to focus on the state non-discrimination campaign to be sure Pennsylvanian’s will be protected from discrimination as soon as is possible.

Please support the work of Equality PA to make sure discrimination ends once for all in the state. 

Senator Toomey’s statement in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act:

Senator Toomey Supports Moving Forward on Anti-Discrimination Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):

“I have long believed that more legal protections are appropriate to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.  That is why I supported a provision in the Allentown charter barring the city government from discriminating against persons on the basis of their sexual orientation some 17 years ago, in 1996.  More recently, it’s also why I supported allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons to serve openly in the military.

“So I believe the Employment Non-Discrimination Act contains very important provisions.  However, I also believe it should be improved, especially as it pertains to religious organizations.  We must strive to reach the appropriate balance between protecting workers and protecting religious freedom. I voted to move forward with debate on ENDA with the hope that the Senate will take up amendments – including one that I plan to offer – to address this important aspect of the proposed law.”

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