The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is in line with real Republican values. Republicans have always stood for the values of personal freedom and individual liberty. It is this set of values that are reflected in ENDA. When passed into law, ENDA will protect Americans from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
ENDA would protect hardworking gay and lesbian employees who are the best candidates for the job from getting fired simply because of their sexual orientation.
U.S. Rep Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently spoke out in opposition of ENDA, as the House of Representatives voted to support it.
Pence's statements about ENDA do not represent the majority of Republicans. A June 2007 poll by GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio showed that 77 percent of Republicans believe an employer should not have the right to fire an employee based solely on their sexual orientation. ENDA is in line with Republican values. The Indiana Log Cabin Republicans commend the 35 Republican members of the House who voted in support of ENDA.
Monday, November 19, 2007
ENDA Lines Up With Republican Values
Karen Bell, President of the Indiana Log Cabin Republicans, pens a letter to the editor in today's Star reminding folks that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is consistent with Republican values in response to U.S. Rep. Mike Pence's predictable, outspoken opposition to the legislation. I should note that every GOP member of Indiana's congressional delegation voted against ENDA, while Indiana's Democratic congressmen voted for it. Rep. Steve Buyer (R) and Rep. Julia Carson (D) were both absent for the vote. Bell explains her position: