OUT & EQUAL WORKPLACE ADVOCATES APPLAUDS SENATE ENDA VOTE, ENOURAGES BOEHNER TO LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF BUSINESS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 7, 2013 | Commenting on today’s 64-32 vote in the U.S. Senate passing the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), founder and chief executive officer, Selisse Berry said:

“Today, we celebrate decades of work that have resulted in the historic Senate vote. We applaud the courage and leadership of Senators on both sides of the aisle who have stood up for equality, for jobs and for business. They stand with 82%* of the American public who believe that employees should be judged on their work and not their sexual orientation or gender identity. For over 16 years, we have been working with Fortune 500 employers, creating safe and inclusive work environments. They know that to be a successful 21st Century company they must attract the best talent, creating a diverse workforce that drives innovation and creativity. I urge Speaker Boehner to listen to the voice of the business community and schedule a vote in the House.”

To find out what you can do to support the passage of ENDA go to: www.outandequal.org/enda

* Annual Harris Poll on Workplace Culture, commissioned by Out & Equal