This page first added on Nov. 1, 2008
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Left wing pressure groups have been trying to pass
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act
in the U.S. Congress for years.

This Act (ENDA) if passed, would give the federal government more power to dictate to private businesses in the areas of hiring, firing, promotion and compensation when dealing with homosexuals.

Barack Obama is in favor of the passage of ENDA.
John McCain is not in favor of ENDA.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act is a bad idea because it would add one more handcuff to the American people. I feel it would be a litigation nightmare. It would take away some more of the freedoms of the American people to trade in the private market place on a free and voluntary basis.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov.7, 2007 by a vote of 235 to 184.
House speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi who voted for ENDA, proclaimed that it was "A truly historic day...joyous occassion."
Fortunately, ENDA was not voted on in the U.S Senate. Even if it had passed in the Senate, President Bush would have vetoed it.
Alaska's congressman Republican Don Young voted NO on ENDA. He voted on the side of freedom as far as I'm concerned, but he was outnumbered in the House of Representatives.



Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House) is in favor of ENDA (as I mentioned above). In the green box immediately below is a small excerpt from Pelosi's government website that summerizes what ENDA is:
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

On November 7, 2007, the House passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), H.R. 3685. In 30 states, it is currently legal to fire someone simply because of his or her sexual orientation. This bill will prohibit employers, employment agencies and labor unions from using an individual's sexual orientation as the basis for employment decisions, such as hiring, firing, promotion or compensation. The bill extends federal employment protections to gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers similar to those already provided to a person based on race, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
The source of the excerpt above in the green box is: http://www.speaker.gov/legislation?id=0121


To get the full text of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3685)
click on the following government website address:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:h.r.03685:



I am very much against the passage of ENDA (as I indicated already).
I will add more to this page someday (today is Nov. 3, 08).
..........
Now, today is May 1, 2016 and I still have not added anything to this page. I guess I've been too busy.
But I will mention that I think there are indications that Donald Trump would probably sign ENDA into law if he were elected president. I think Ted Cruz would veto it. So Ted Cruz would be a better choice for president. Hillary Clinton would of course quickly sign it into law.

Unfortunatley, Ted Cruz dropped out of the race after losing in the Indiana Republican presidential primary on May 3, 2016.

Written by Randy Griffin, PO Box 73653, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99707
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