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YOUR THREE CENTS: Do you support of oppose the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act"?
President Obama wrote an opinion piece in the Huffington Post this week, urging Congress to pass the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act", or "ENDA".
The president wrote: "Our nation's journey toward equality isn't complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law...."
The bill would prohibit discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Monday, the bill had the support of every member of the Democratic caucus in the Senate and some Republicans,
It's all but certain to pass the Senate, but Speaker John Boehner is vowing to stop it in the House.
A spokesman for Boehner says the Speaker believes the legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs
The bill has languished in Congress for years.
The Senate last considered a version of ENDA in 1996, but the bill failed by one vote.
Since then, 21 states have enacted laws with workplace protections for gays and lesbians.
A poll conducted this fall showed more than two-thirds of registered voters, including 56 percent of Republicans, support the protections offered by ENDA.
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