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Employment Nondiscrimination

Eventually I Will Stop Trying to Convince People That They Should Want to Stay in West Virginia

Daniel Brewster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Brewster

I graduated from West Virginia University and have worked tirelessly as a member of the faculty at West Virginia University for more than a decade. If HB 2881 passes, I could ultimately be fired for nothing more than being born gay.

Women's History Month Call to Service: Pursue Liberty to Achieve Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I imagine what this aspiring lawyer would have thought of her only daughter Nancy becoming a top lawmaker in the country -- the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. I carry my grandmother's dream with me every day.

Pundit Compares Being Gay To Trans Fats: 'A Hazard To Human Health'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

You can count the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer among the conservative pundits angered by the Senate's approval of the Employment Non-Di...

The Numbers Are in: Democrats Are on the Right Side of Voters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Americans have had enough of the GOP's ideological agenda. Republicans are simply out of sync with where America is today, and the polling proves it.

Mr. President, Act Now

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.

Right-Wing Radio Host Slams ENDA As 'Insanity'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"We had another word for something like this: it's called insanity." That's how Steve Crampton described the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (END...

Students Ask Obama To Protect LGBT Employees

Jacob Tobia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Employment Nondiscrimination Is An LGBT Military Issue, Too

Josh Seefried | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Seefried

Even though a majority of LGBT military personnel serve on active duty, many serve in reservist or national guard status, which means their main employment is outside the military, leaving them vulnerable to being fired simply for being gay.

Out Of Work For Being Out At Work?

Rea Carey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

Tico Almeida | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

Valerie Keefe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.