Last week the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. The law seems doomed when it goes to the house, but the LDS Church might be able to save the measure.
Fred Karger writes in the Huffington Post that four of the seven Mormons in the Senate (Orrin Hatch, Harry Reid, Tom Udall and Dean Heller) voted for the act. He says that shows the LDS Church supports ENDA, and the Church could apply some pressure to help it win passage in the House.
If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law. They need to lean on the Speaker to at least let ENDA come to the House floor for a vote, and then work diligently for its passage.
If Reps. Bob Bishop (R-Utah), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Eni Faleomavaega (R-A.S.), Wally Herger (R-Calif.), Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) would pressure Speaker Boehner to call for a vote, we could finally end the scourge of discrimination in this country against an entire class of it citizens.