President Obama Speaks Out in Support of ENDA‏

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President Obama Speaks Out in Support of ENDA

This week, the Senate is expected to take up a critically important piece of legislation: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. This bill would make it explicitly illegal under federal law to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity -- and it’s long overdue.

In an op-ed published in The Huffington Post, the President speaks directly to the American people to ensure everyone understands what’s at stake and why it’s so important that Congress move forward on this legislation:

"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."

Click here to read President Obama's op-ed.

President Obama Speaks out in Support of ENDA

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the LGBT Pride Month Reception in the East Room of the White House, June 15, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)



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 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

9:45 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at a campaign event for Terry McAuliffe for Governor

11:00 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:45 AM: The President meets with senior advisors

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney WATCH LIVE

2:10 PM: The President honors the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks WATCH LIVE

4:15 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel

6:15 PM: The President delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event

7:20 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at an Organizing for Action dinner


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