“With ENDA, Congress has an opportunity to take a leadership position…”

There was a lot of excellent testimony during the ENDA hearing yesterday. The House Education and Labor Committee posted videos of the speakers on its YouTube channel.

I thought the testimony of Prof. William Eskridge was particularly compelling. He wants Congress to “prevent some of the waste of human talent that occurs when state officials harass or exclude qualified LGBT workers.” The University of Virginia Law School did just that to Prof. Eskridge when he was denied tenure back in 1985 for being gay. That was a dumb move by UVA:

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