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November 4, 2013

Heller Announces Support for Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Bill aims to stop workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which is expected to be considered by the Senate this week.

“After listening to Nevadans’ concerns about this issue from a variety of viewpoints and after numerous conversations with my colleagues, I feel that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do. Under the leadership of this Governor, as well as the legislature over the past several years, Nevada has established a solid foundation of anti-discrimination laws. This legislation raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance,” said Senator Dean Heller.

ENDA prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.