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Worthy Christian News » EDNA Legislation on Hold After Supreme Court Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– After the recent Supreme Court decision to provide religious exemptions for businesses, major gay rights activists withdrew support for the current Employment Non-Discrimination Act (EDNA).

Several major gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for legislation that would bolster gay and transgender rights in the workplace, saying they fear that private companies will use a recent Supreme Court ruling to claim religious exemptions from the bill.

The calls to rewrite the ­Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) mark a major setback for the White House, which had used Senate passage of the legislation last fall as a way to draw a contrast with House Republicans, who have refused to vote on the measure.

The groups said they can no longer back ENDA as currently written in light of a decision last week by the Supreme Court, which ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held businesses do not have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage if it conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. — Source

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    10 July 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

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