OPA News Release: [11/07/2013]
Contact Name: Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-4653
Release Number: 13-2157-NAT
Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
on the US Senate's passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by the U.S. Senate:
"The arc of the moral universe bent a little more toward justice today. Protecting the workplace rights of LGBT workers is a moral imperative that is long overdue. We still have a long road ahead of us, but today's historic vote moves us one step closer to a nation that truly embodies its founding principles of equality, opportunity and fairness for all."