Soulforce Calls for Inclusive ENDA

For Immediate Release
Contact: Paige Schilt, Director of Public Relations and Media
Cell: 512-659-1771

On Wednesday the Washington Blade reported that House Democratic leaders are "strongly considering dropping anti-discrimination protections for transgender persons from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA."

Today Soulforce joins other national LGBT organizations in opposing the removal of protections for transgender Americans from ENDA.

Statement from Jeff Lutes, Soulforce Executive Director

"Religious right organizations such as the Traditional Values Coalition have used the same old tactic of misrepresenting social science to lobby against gender identity protections in ENDA."

"Soulforce urges members of congress not to compromise on workplace equality. Now is the time to remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’"

Soulforce is a national civil rights and social justice organization. Our vision is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. For more information go to