HNBA Statement on the Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by the U.S. Senate

Contact: Brenda Arredondo
Phone: 202-587-4945

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2013

HNBA STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT (ENDA) BY THE U.S. SENATE 

 

Washington, D.C. – On November 7, 2013 the United States Senate voted on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a 64-32 vote. HNBA National President Miguel Alexander Pozo, Esq. released the following statement:

“The passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is the latest legal victory in a year of historic milestones for the LGBT community. After years of advocacy by the HNBA and other groups, the Senate has finally voted to pass this critical piece of legislation that affords  equal protection for all employees – regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Under ENDA, America’s workforce will no longer have to hide who they are when they go to work. The HNBA now urges Speaker Boehner to act quickly and to continue this positive momentum by bringing this landmark civil rights legislation to a vote in the House of Representatives.

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About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Since 1972, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA has also effectively advocated on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are mindful that our mission is as vital today as it was four decades ago, especially as the U.S. Hispanic population continues to grow.

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