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Employment Non Discrimination Act

Students Ask Obama To Protect LGBT Employees

Jacob Tobia | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

By issuing an executive order that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in all companies that have contracts with the federal government, you can protect millions of talented, productive, and passionate employees in an instant.

Erin Mershon

Senate Hears Testimony From Transgender Person For First Time | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in American history, an openly transgender person testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Kylar Broadus, f...

Transgender Witness Set To Make History On Capitol Hill

Washington Blade | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

An openly transgender person for the first time is set to testify before the Senate on Tuesday about the lack of federal employment LGBT non-discrimin...

ExxonMobil Fuels Discrimination

Robin McGehee | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Robin McGehee

I hope that, one day, I'll be able to drive by the ExxonMobil station as I take my kids to school and know that because LGBT activists on the streets spoke truth to power in the corporate suites, my tax dollars won't be used to fuel discrimination.

For Gays, It's Still The Economy, Stupid

R. Clarke Cooper | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
R. Clarke Cooper

The ancient Romans mastered the art of appeasing a restless populace through spectacle. With the president's announcement regarding marriage, Americans are seeing panem et circenses, "bread and circuses," in action, when what we really need are jobs.

Out Of Work For Being Out At Work?

Rea Carey | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

For those who share a vision for a country in which all LGBT Americans can show up at work each day with the security of knowing that they cannot be fired simply for who they are or whom they love, the last month has been marked by great disappointment and a historic victory.

President Obama: LGBT Workers Can't Wait

Ian Thompson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

President Obama could and should follow a bipartisan tradition by using his executive authority to require nondiscrimination on the part of federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Obama's LGBT Discrimination Flip-Flop Takes Us Back To 1994

Larry Womack | Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

In yet another display of cowardice that at this point should surprise no one, the White House last night announced that a widely expected executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees isn't going to happen.

Workplace Discrimination Costs Businesses Staggering Amount

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Discriminating against your employees can cost you. Workplace discrimination against employees based on race, gender or sexual orientation costs b...

A Big Step Forward For MSNBC's Coverage Of The LGBT Civil Rights Movement, But...

Rebecca Juro | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

While thrilled and grateful to Thomas Roberts for covering LGBT employment rights, I found it incredibly disappointing that the issue, which is so critical in the lives of millions of LGBT workers, was sandwiched between the already-covered-to-death issues of marriage and military service.

We Can't Wait: How Obama Can Stop Discrimination Now

Tico Almeida | Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Tico Almeida

At Freedom to Work we're pushing hard for President Obama to sign the ENDA executive order, along with HRC and many other organizations. So I was disappointed when I read the comments former HRC head Elizabeth Birch made to reporter Chris Geidner from Metro Weekly.

Washington Post Urges Obama to Issue a Nondiscrimination Executive Order

Ian Thompson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The impact that such an executive order would have on LGBT workers is immense and provides the opportunity to create a tipping-point moment with employment protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

On ENDA, Chris Christie's Deal Of A Lifetime Sounds Awfully Good

Valerie Keefe | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

It was a curious thing to see, last week, a Republican offering an avenue for progress on a rights issue: Governor Christie proposing a referendum on removing the legal sexes of a couple as a criterion for the granting of marriages.

Out In The Workplace? Some U.S. Industries Are Setting An Example

Kyle Knight | Posted 03.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

More and more, successful firms are realizing the value of having LGBT-friendly environments -- as the politically and strategically correct thing to do. Such companies have made strides in understanding and addressing the underlying dynamics.

The NBA Inks Equality Protections While the Federal Government Lags Behind

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

The NBA should be proud of adding sexual orientation to the non-discrimination provisions in its union contract. Nonetheless, it is sad to note that the league is striding ahead of federal law, which still does not outlaw anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.

Thank You, Barney Frank

Rebecca Juro | Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

For those who've read my work and listened to my radio shows over the years, the title of this post will probably come as a surprise, but there's good reason for trans people and allies to be grateful to Barney Frank.

Not to Praise Barney Frank...

Valerie Keefe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

What if the Civil Rights Act had specifically permitted segregation, and specified, in detail, how government and business could legally discriminate on the basis of race? That's what Barney Frank's bathroom compromises amounted to.

Social Security Ends "Gender No-Match" Letters for Employees

Waymon Hudson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Waymon Hudson

There are no national employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, which is why we must pass the fully-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. No one should be fired simply for being who they are.

Illinois Transgender Woman Wins Employment Lawsuit

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In what could be the first employment discrimination judgment made in favor of a transgender ...

Wedding Announcement Gets Lesbian Fired From Illinois Catholic University

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Waymon Hudson

All it took was one complaint to get a longtime educator removed from her job just because she simply celebrated a special (and legal) occasion in her life. Discrimination doesn't get more plain than that.

Richard Noble on Equality, Activism, Spirituality

James M. Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James M. Russell

Noble got his name in activism. At fifteen he ran away from home, where he felt different and where he was bullied at school, to West Hollywood, California, where he found "a moral, spiritual home."

LGBT Americans: Act Now to Prevent Painful Tea Party Hangover

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Without a sustained push by every element of the broad progressive coalition, including LGBT Americans, this fall's elections could spell a catastrophic reversal of fortune for LGBT equality on the national scene.

Gay Group Right To Protest Harry Reid

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Politicians ought to be held accountable for their promises and proudly support equal rights at all times. The time to end discrimination in the workplace is today.

TVC's Andrea Lafferty: A Zombie Queen in Pastel

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bil Browning

Andrea Lafferty is an undead mutant that lives off of fear and ignorance instead of the usual zombie fare of fresh brains.

It's Time to End Employment Discrimination

Michael Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

ENDA enjoys strong bipartisan support, is good for American business, and goes a long way to ensure that all hard-working Americans are judged based solely on job performance. Congress must act now.