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ENDA 2013

10 Things LGBT People Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christian Fuscarino

As we gather around the table for a Thanksgiving dinner or volunteer at a local community center, let's all take a second to be thankful for the victories that our community has seen recently.

From Dress Codes to ENDA, a Personal Journey of Social Progress

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The Employment Non-discrimination Act of 2013 passed the Senate today, 39 years after it was first introduced. I feel very privileged to have lived long enough, from being at Stonewall as a teenager to being in the Senate gallery today, to watch history unfold.

Bigfoot, Aliens Show Just How Absurd It Is To Oppose Protections For Gay Workers

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Most Americans think that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone on t...

It's Time to Pass a Trans-Inclusive ENDA (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

As the Senate readies for a historic vote on ENDA this week, this dramatic infographic outlines the multilayered impact of job discrimination. Losing a job due to bias is like falling off a cliff for transgender and gender-variant people, with many more devastating impacts across the lifespan.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Takes Up Mantle Of LGBT Equality From Ted Kennedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As backers of the Employment Non-Discrimation Act hustle to round up extra support before an expected vote Monday evening, there are mur...

ENDA: The Time Is Now

Shane Jordan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

ENDA Vote Is Just the Beginning

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now heads to the full Senate for consideration. In 29 states workers are not protected from being fired because of their sexual orientation, and in 34 states workers can be fired for being transgender.

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Momentum Continues to Build for Narrowing ENDA's Religious Exemption

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Why ENDA Matters To The Trans Community

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

Josh Howard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Everything You Need To Know About ENDA 2013

Mara Keisling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mara Keisling

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. People may have a lot of questions. Here, I hope, are the answers.