Vice President Biden: It’s outrageous we’re even debating ENDA

“If you think about it, it’s outrageous we’re even debating this subject. I really mean it. I mean it’s almost beyond belief that today, in 2014, I could say to you, as your employee in so many states, you’re fired, because of who you love.”

Joe Biden

— U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech at a Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles, discussing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA would make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Vice President Biden stated that it was “close to barbaric” that a person could still be fired because of their sexuality or gender identity. (HRC)

Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's assistant editor and covers cars, technology, and gaming. He is usually found with a controller in one hand and a smartphone in the other, and can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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