Sound Off: John Boehner

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"Most LGBT Americans are not protected from workplace discrimination.  Speaker Boehner's ignorance of this fact demonstrates just how low a priority equal rights for LGBT workers is for him. Now that he has been told that we can be fired from our jobs just because we are LGBT, perhaps he will drop his opposition to ENDA and set the bill for a vote in the House" – Rand Hoch, President of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council.

“Boehner 's statement is grossly and entirely inaccurate.  It is a poor and deceptive attempt to support discriminatory practices by pretending that they and those who suffer them don't exist. Ironically it is the very ignorance and prejudice embedded in Boehner's words that validate the need for these important protections.” – George Castrataro, Broward county employment lawyer

“Speaker Boehner's comments demonstrate he is both completely out of touch and more than willing to disregard for the facts. Under federal law LGBT people can be fired from our jobs just because of who we are. The public overwhelmingly supports this law and Speaker Boehner is either going to catch up or lose an entire generation of voters who understand LGBT equality is a defining issue in our country today.” – Stratton Pollitzer, Deputy Director of Equality Florida