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Prominent supporters of ENDA include Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and President Barack Obama.

Telling the truth about ENDAThere is a lot of misinformation on ENDA, which is being spread by anti-LGBT activists.

The Department of Justice would be in charge of enforcing ENDA in state and local governments, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would enforce ENDA for private employment. ENDA was passed by the US Senate on a bipartisan basis on November 7, 2013 by a vote of 64-32. Speaker of the House John Boehner has stated his opposition to the bill, but there is significant pressure to bring the bill to a vote on the House floor. Over 70% of Americans support federal workplace protections for LGBT people.

Additionally, a majority of Americans in every state in the country support employment protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Thereby, Californians should be able to enter into same sex marriages by July based upon the lower court ruling.

Once the Supreme Court rules that same sex marriage is a state's tights issue, then they will overturn DOMA and effectively give all the federal rights granted to heterosexual couples to same sex couples. When gays and lesbians get marriage in California from the Supreme Court, the LGBT community will be happy, the right wing will be happy because the ruling will not create same sex marriage nationally, and the Supreme Court will be happy because it will be on the right side of history.

An executive order will only complicate the marriage issue, as well as the potential passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination.

In fact, there is an explicit exemption that states that a religious organization can hire or fire an LGBT employee (in Section 6).

Federal protections for religious institutions are still in place—ENDA does not erase previous rulings on freedom from religious discrimination.

Leaders in the business community see these policies as a key component of their financial success.

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