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OPA News Release: [11/07/2013]
Contact Name: Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-4653
Email:
McGinnis.Laura.K@dol.gov
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."


Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the US Senate's passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act: 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.