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Rockefeller to join 51 co-sponsors on Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Local - 6/21/2013 7:50 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Senator Jay Rockefeller said he will join the growing number of co-sponsors of an act aimed at ending workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Rockefeller would be the 52nd co-sponsor of the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

In West Virginia, it is legal for someone to be fired or denied housing based on their sexual orientation.  21 other states have a ban on this type of discrimination.

Rockefeller said that this type of prejudice "needs to be addressed once and for all."


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