As your constituent, and a Human Rights Campaign supporter, I'm writing to share my strong support for HR 2015, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that protects GLBT Americans against discrimination in the workplace.
I know you share my belief in the right of all American workers to be judged by their qualifications, and their job performance - not by the color of their skin, the name of their religion, or the country of their birth.
But, in 31 states, it's still legal to fire someone because they're gay - and in 39 states, it's legal to fire someone for being transgender.
In a country founded upon the principle of equal opportunity, it's time to put an end to this injustice. Corporate America has already taken significant steps toward this goal, with almost 90% of Fortune 500 companies now including sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies.
As I write this, Congress has an opportunity to affirm its role as a champion of American values by passing into law the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Your support for this legislation will bring us closer to a nation where everyone has the right to make a living.