September , 2018

Email This Post Email This Post

John Boehner should be ashamed of this:

Right now, he’s the one standing in the way of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill the Senate passed in a bipartisan vote last year.

Because Speaker Boehner refuses to let the House vote on it, in dozens of states there are no state laws protecting LGBT Americans from being fired because of who they are or whom they love.

President Obama just took a big step forward, by proposing an executive order prohibiting all federal government contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This one action will cover nearly a quarter of our nation’s workforce, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

But Speaker Boehner and leaders in the House are standing in the way of extending those protections to every American.

That’s why OFA is calling out John Boehner for being on the wrong side of history — add your name to fight discrimination today.

Across the country, some interest groups are actually trying to expand legal discrimination against LGBT Americans. In Arizona, the legislature passed a bill to make it OK for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples. In Oregon, a group tried to pass a ballot initiative to do the same thing.

In 2014, it’s sad that some groups are still holding on to the past — but thanks to the efforts of grassroots organizers, these initiatives failed.

It’s a reminder that we can’t stop fighting for equality. All that work is paying off: In the past year alone, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and 10 more states have embraced marriage equality. That’s amazing progress, and it’s picking up speed all the time.

More than two-thirds of Americans support passing ENDA — now is the time to remind everyone exactly who’s standing in the way.

Add your name to call out Speaker Boehner and fight discrimination today:




Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts