A majority in every U.S. congressional district supports legislation that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to new research by UCLA’s Williams Institute.
The Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would put those protections in place, in November.
However, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called the bill “unnecesary” last week, indicating that he currently has no intention of bringing the legislation up for a vote in the lower chamber.
In 2007, 183 members of the House voted against ENDA when a majority of their constituents supported the measure, according to the Williams Institute.
[H/t Washington Post]