Former Senator Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA

Friday, November 08, 2013

gay, enda, politics, hary reid, house, discrimination US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a press conference as the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non Discrimination Act. (Saul Loeb/Getty)

Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a 64-32 vote.

The move is being heralded as a major victory by LGBT groups. If enacted, the Act would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers.

But in the House of Representatives, ENDA is expected to meet greater opposition. Speaking to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, former Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman argues that his counterparts in the House should unite this bill.

Guests:

Norm Coleman

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

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