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Have Gay Groups Set Their Own Trap With a Religious Exemption in ENDA?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

ENDA would allow a Catholic hospital or school to fire a lesbian nurse or janitor or cafeteria cashier simply on the basis of her sexual orientation. That is a much broader exemption than allowed for any other group under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And it's abhorrent.

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

Sam Stein

Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he’s moving forward with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminati...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, ...

The Surprise Impact Of Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender rights advocates took to HuffPost Live this week as pressure on President Barack Obama to sign an executive order which would extend Emplo...

Friday Talking Points -- As The Wedgie Turns

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.

Gay Groups Shift Focus To Obama After Senate Win

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned...

What Is Speaker Boehner Waiting for on ENDA?

Al Franken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Franken

As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Makes History, Approves Bill Outlawing LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, landmark civil rights legislation that would make it illegal...

Who Would God Discriminate Against?

Rachel Laser | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Rachel Laser

Many faith groups feel comfortable supporting ENDA because it has a broad religious exemption. Specifically, ENDA has a religious exemption that is wider in scope than that of Title VII or the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is thought to be one of the broadest religious exemptions in federal law.

Dave Jamieson

McConnell, Paul Introduce National Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have proposed an amendment to a workplace discrimination bill ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Clears Major Hurdle On LGBT Equality Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act cleared a major Senate hurdle Monday evening, virtually guaranteeing its passage on a final vote l...

Creating Trans-Friendly Workplaces: Congress Needs to Catch Up to Corporate America

Michael Ruderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Ruderman

Although we have a long way to go before we have truly trans-friendly workplaces, many of our nation's leading companies are taking important steps toward protecting trans employees in the absence of state and federal legislation. It's time that the federal government did its part.

Huffington Issue 74: Gay Bars, Obama's Big Request And More

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we step inside a small town in Mississippi that blocked a gay bar from opening, and speak to residents ab...

Mark Kirk Speaks On ENDA Support In First Senate Floor Speech Since Stroke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking in support of the Employee No...

Apple CEO Stands Up For LGBT Workers In Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business

Protecting LGBT workers from discrimination isn’t only the right thing to do, it’s good for business, according to Tim Cook. In a Sunday Wall ...

Gay Rights Legislation's Prospects Have Both Parties Feeling Upbeat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that w...

ENDA: The Time Is Now

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This bill shouldn't be seen as deciding whether it is "right" or "moral" to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender-nonconforming. Its intent is simply to mandate that employers, no matter what they may believe about these issues, act like, you know, nice human beings.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin: ENDA Victory Is 'Not Going To Be Smooth Sailing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis) said she was “pleasantly surprised” by the vote in a key committee recently on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act...

GOP Rep Hurls 'Good Grief' Comment On LGBT Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

In the eyes of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), sexual orientation and the workplace appear to be separate entities. ThinkProgress caught up with the ...

Rubio 'Not For Any Special Protections Based On Orientation'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he's "not for any special protections based on orientation" when asked about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (END...

Why ENDA's Religious Exemption Must Be Narrowed

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

Of all the various bills in Congress impacting LGBT people, ENDA is the most important. And though significant and important changes have been made, one really bad provision is unchanged from past versions of the bill.