In a recent effort to combat employment discrimination on the basis of gender orientation and sexual preferences, U.S. Vice President himself has called on the Congress to pass a legislation that would curb said malpractice.
For a country to debate whether to pass such measure or not is pretty outrageous for Biden. It is not something to be subjected for a debate, he claimed.
During his speech before the gay advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, last Saturday, Biden even called the malpractice of employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals as “close to barbaric”.
In some states, employees can be fired or denied of employment and benefits due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Imagine 20 years from now as America looked back and say ‘How in the hell can that even been allowed?’ The country’s moved on, the American people have moved on,” -Biden.
Like the other advocates of the anti-sex and gender discrimination law, Biden believes that it is the perfect time for Congress to pass the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA), which is currently being impeded in Congress.
The said bill would make it illegal for employers with 15 or more workers from subjecting employees to employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual preferences. However, the law would not cover religious institutions and the military.
Ironically, despite the countless efforts of advocates and even the federal government to combat discrimination against LGBT, the result is still vague. But at least this time, the bill has made a remarkable pass in the Senate last November.