John Boehner

Spokesman: Boehner Not in Favor of ENDA

"The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs"

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Speaker John Boehner is not in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which seems to be heading toward passage in the Senate.

"The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in an email Monday.

The legislation is meant to increase workplace protection for gays and lesbians. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced Monday morning that he would support the legislation, which would likely give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) 60 votes for passage.

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