Employment Non-Discrimination Act - Toomey Amdt. No. 2013
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 230
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 43-55 (see complete tally)

On November 7, the Senate, by a vote of 43 to 55, rejected an amendment by Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) to S. 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  The Toomey Amendment would have expanded the types of organizations eligible for ENDA’s religious exemption.  The ACLU opposed the Toomey Amendment because it would have created an entirely new rule that isn’t a part of any other federal or state law barring workplace discrimination, expanding the already overly broad religious exemption in ENDA to allow even for-profit companies to discriminate against LGBT workers and applicants if the owners claimed the business was “affiliated” with a particular religion.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 230
Votes For : 43
Votes Against : 55
Not Voting : 2