Obama turns blogger to make pitch for gay rights bill

This is the link to President Obama’s blog post: Congress Needs to Pass ENDA

President Obama turned blogger on Sunday night, making an impassioned plea in the Huffington Post for Congress to pass a long-delayed measure to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The bill, called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, is set for a Senate vote on Monday, and proponents are upbeat about its prospects for passage.

Obama writes that while Americans can’t lose their jobs because of race, religion, gender, or disability, “in many states a person can be fired simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.”

The president continues: “It’s offensive. It’s wrong. And it needs to stop, because in the United States of America, who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense.”

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