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Employment Non Discrimination Act

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Has Support Of All But Three Senate Democrats | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) became the 53rd cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday, leaving just three Democratic s...

In DOMA's Shadow, Panel Highlights Other Challenges To LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of the Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, advocates for LGBT rights gathered on Capitol Hill Fri...

Amanda Terkel

Only 4 Democrats Still Haven't Signed On To ENDA | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) threw his support behind the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday, giving the bill 52 cosponsors....

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Picks Up Majority Support In The Senate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now has majority support in the Senate. On Monday, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) signed on as the b...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Gives Big Boost To Anti-Discrimination Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he'll co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a major boost for ...

The Gay After Tomorrow

Frank Bua | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

Our movement is about more than just marriage. We need to push for immigration reform to protect same-sex binational couples, demand that Congress pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and move the Every Child Deserves a Family Act into law.

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Anti-Discrimination Measure

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation ...

Amanda Terkel

8 Arrested Outside Boehner's Office | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight LGBT activists were arrested on Thursday after staging a protest outside House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office to demand a ...

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Too often, progressives focus entirely on the social justice arguments for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and fail to address the concerns of libertarian-leaning Republicans. The following are common comments expressing skepticism about ENDA, and how I answer each.

Amanda Terkel

Heidi Heitkamp Signs On As ENDA Cosponsor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) has signed on to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would expand workplace protections ...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Where You Can Be Fired For Being Transgender | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

When Congress last voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 2007, the bill would have prevented employers from discriminating on the b...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: Employment Non-Discrimination Act Will Come Up 'Soon' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that he expects to take up legislation "soon" that would ban workplace discrimina...

A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers

Crosby Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Crosby Burns

It is legal under federal law to fire an employee just because that employee is gay or lesbian. Surprised? Consider these three alarming facts.

No More Excuses, Mr. President

Jonathan D. Lewis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lewis

We are now six months past the election, and although the president has taken some substantive steps toward advancing equality, failing to protect LGBT employees in the workplace has become a glaring, festering omission.

Momentum Continues to Build for Narrowing ENDA's Religious Exemption

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

ENDA's religious exemption, which would extend far beyond churches, synagogues and mosques, effectively gives a stamp of legitimacy to anti-LGBT discrimination that our civil rights laws have never given to discrimination based on an individual's race, sex, national origin, age or disability.

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Reveals His Niece Is A Lesbian | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has long been a supporter of legislation to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orie...

Why ENDA Matters To The Trans Community

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Those who oppose ENDA or oppose transgender inclusion in it ask why we need it when 84 percent of U.S. companies include gender identity in their equal opportunity statements. The short answer is that what we have in place is not preventing discrimination against transgender people.

The Proverbial Turf War Between Jason Collins and Tim Tebow

Stefanie Williams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Stefanie Williams

Stop with the whole, "Why is it OK to make fun of Tim Tebow for being a good Christian but we commend Jason Collins for being gay?" thing. When Tim Tebow can legally get fired in 29 states simply for being a Christian, then we'll talk.

Sen. Portman, ENDA's Religious Exemption Is Already Too Broad

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act already contains a sweeping, unprecedented exemption for religiously affiliated organizations, going far beyond houses of worship, and giving them a blank check to engage in employment discrimination against LGBT people.

ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) Redux: Its History and Importance for All of Us

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Just as we aren't satisfied with protections at one level of government, and keep pushing for state and local protections in addition to federal protections, adding more explicit federal protections can only help the trans community cement its protections.

Life After Marriage

Heidi Shink | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Heidi Shink

When the time comes that we finally get the marriage equality we've been fighting for, will the fight be over? How does a movement survive the realization of its goals? In other words, is there life after marriage equality? The answer is yes. But the question is no laughing matter.

Jason Collins and Online Hate Speech

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media
Aaron Zelinsky

SI's feigned ignorance of the bigotry in its comments thread this morning is unfair to Collins. To portray the reaction as uniformly feel-good cheapens what Collins did today. It also misrepresents how much remains to be done, socially and politically, on equal rights.

60 Years After A Brutal Witch Hunt, New Hope For ENDA

Josh Howard | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

ENDA would protect LGBT Americans from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The brightening outlook for ENDA comes at a time when we are marking the 60th anniversary of another historic moment for LGBT people. This one, however, was devastating.

Michelangelo Signorile

Oregon Senator Says He's Optimistic For GOP Support For ENDA | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Pointing to the dramatically-changed political climate on marriage equality and LGBT issues, Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) said yesterday that h...

Dave Jamieson

Congress Considers Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to get a lift from the changing tides on gay marriage, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday that would ...