The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada praises the United States Senate cloture vote today, November 4, to begin debate on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Both of Nevada’s Senators, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) voted for cloture on ENDA.
“Employees should be judged solely on their ability to do the job for which they were hired. With the vote on cloture in the Senate today, ENDA moves one step closure to becoming reality. With their votes in favor of cloture, Nevada’s Senators Reid and Heller acknowledge the importance of employee job performance, not the immutable traits of the employee. While many states do not protect LGBT employees, Nevada has lead the nation with ENDA protections since 1999, and expanded them to include gender identity in 2011,” said Tod Story, ACLU of Nevada Executive Director.