September 20, 2007

Congress Considers Act to Protect Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

www.LC.org



Mat Staver submitted testimony to a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee last week about the dangers of proposed legislation known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). A vote on ENDA is expected to go to the House floor for a vote next week.

ENDA must be opposed. It is a dangerous law that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of "actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity."

This means that companies could not refuse to hire a man who wanted to be a woman, dress like a woman and use the woman's restroom!

ENDA abolishes the concept of male/female and forces employers to accept the idea that gender exists only in the mind.

Employers will be forced to defend against frivolous complaints about dress and grooming standards. For example, a man who wants to wear a mini skirt to work can complain that the employer is discriminating, when the employer is simply upholding a corporate image.

Radical pro-homosexual groups are targeting House members to make sure this bill passes. We cannot afford to let them win this battle!

Read our News Release for details on the dangers of ENDA at www.LC.org/news
index.cfm?action=releaseEdit&PRID=614


Read Mat Staver's testimony on ENDA at
http://LC.org/attachments/enda_staver_testimony_subcomm.pdf

Action Items:

1. Ask your House members to vote against ENDA.

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-225-3121, give your zipcode to the operator and ask to be connected to your House member.

The phone number for your Representative's local district offices are available at www.house.gov. Enter your zipcode in the box at the upper left of the www.house.gov web site for your Representative's contact information.

Personal telepone calls are necessary to make a real impact, but you can also write an online message at www.house.gov/writerep.

2. Ask your friends and business contacts to contact their House members to vote against ENDA.

It is critically important that House members hear directly from the business and professional community. Encourage business owners, human resources managers, employment and business attorneys and other business leaders to explain to their Congressmen how this bill would negatively affect their business.


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