We definitely came out in opposition to ENDA after we realized that there had been a huge sea change. The day after the court ruled on Hobby Lobby, we realized that this was an incredibly, markedly changed political landscape.” – Stacey Long Simmons, NGLTF
Last week a number of prominent LGBT rights organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of the current version’s over-broad religious exemption. First among these groups was the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Stacey Long Simmons, the NGLTF’s director for public policy and government affairs, explains why so many groups have expressed concerns about this religious exemption and what can be done to make ENDA a stronger bill in the future.