Religious Exemptions at Center of ENDA Debate

November 1, 2013

As the Senate prepares to debate legislation barring discrimination against gay and lesbian workers, people on both sides are looking closely at a provision that would exempt a wide swath of religious organizations from new rules. Some conservatives are hoping to exempt more organizations from the bill’s protections, which would anger Democrats who argue they have already compromised on this point. 

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, known as ENDA, is now believed to have 59 backers, including every Senate Democrat and four Republicans. Supporters are looking to a half dozen other Republicans as possible yes votes to produce the 60 needed to pass the Senate. Debate is set to begin Monday.

Read more at: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/11/01/religious-exemptions-at-center-of-enda-debate/

Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!

iphone
Android

 


Latest News

SPECTRUM NOW Act Introduced

A bipartisan, bicameral quartet of senate leaders has introduced the Supplementing the Pipeline for Efficient Control of...

Posted

FCC Releases Draft Order on Changes to Children’s Television Rules – Action Expected July 10

In anticipation of its July 10 open meeting, the FCC last week released its draft Order making changes to its rules...

Posted

Sweden Bans Government Employees from Praying at Work

A municipal council in Sweden has passed a set of controversial new guidelines which prohibit government employees from praying during working hours.

Posted

Christians Learn Art of Running for Office: 'Your Most Important Role is Ambassador for Christ'

In the shadow of the US capitol, Christian men and women gathered recently in a glass-enclosed conference room.

Posted

More News

NEWSROOM

Headlines