“After listening to Nevadans’ concerns about this issue from a variety of viewpoints and after numerous conversations with my colleagues, I feel that supporting this legislation is the right thing to do,” said Heller, in a statement.
“This legislation raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstance,” he said.
ENDA would bar employers with 15 or more workers from using a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for making employment decisions, including hiring, firing, compensation or promotion.
Article continues belowHeller said in a statement on his website that supporting the bill is the right thing to do and discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Heller’s support gives proponents the 60 votes necessary to move ahead on the legislation.
Senate leaders hope to complete work on the bill by week’s end.