Washington Blade
July 10, 2013

A Senate committee made history on Wednesday by approving for the first-time ever a trans-inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and picking key Republican support from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

"The lack of national workplace protections causes countless LGBT Americans to hide who they are out of fear of losing their job and livelihood," said GLAAD Spokesperson Wilson Cruz. "Today's bipartisan move to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor is an encouraging step forward and Congress should now move swiftly to protect every American worker — no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity."