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Hobby Lobby Ruling Prompts Gay Rights Groups To Reject Prized Bill

NPR | July 9, 2014 7:39 p.m.

After two decades of lobbying for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has decided to withdraw its support for the bill. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the group fears that the ENDA’s broad religious exemption would allow companies to discriminate against employees for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Melissa Block speaks with the group’s executive director, Rae Carey, about the move.

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