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ENDA Religious Exemption

Shadee Ashtari

Most Americans Don't Think Churches Should Be Exempt From LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

According to a new Harris poll released Thursday, two-thirds of Americans support federal legislation that would bar employers from discriminating aga...

Amanda Terkel

Barney Frank Sharply Criticizes Gay Rights Groups' Flip On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) rebuked the gay rights groups opposing a bill that would ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual...

LGBT Civil Rights and Religious Liberty: The Challenge

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Since much homophobia and transphobia is rooted in misogyny, it's clear to me that in order to cleanse our faith-based institution of anti-LGBT bigotry, we're going to have to do a much better job of dealing with the pervasive sexism. That will require a very long-term effort.

ENDA: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Believe it or not, right now some Republicans are working feverishly to get support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the GOP and try to pass it in the House in this session, with the dangerous religious exemption that caused LGBT groups to withdraw support. The irony here is off the charts.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Stands By ENDA With Religious Exemption, Hints At 'Plan' To Address Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when gay rights groups are pulling their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over its broad religious exemption,...

Jennifer Bendery

Gay Rights Groups Pull Support For ENDA Over Sweeping Religious Exemption

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gay rights groups are jumping ship on legislation they previously hailed as one of their biggest priorities of the year: the Employment ...

Why New Polling Shows Both the GOP and LGBT Groups Are Out of Touch

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sure, LGBT groups are operating within a political environment in which a small band of extremists have a lock on the GOP. But better to get nothing passed right now and continue to embarrass the GOP and watch it implode than to compromise our rights and pander to those extremists.

Jesus Must Be SO EMBARRASSED!

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

The debate surrounding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which just passed in the U.S. Senate has a number of religious leaders arguing against it. Sometimes, Jesus must just hold his head in his hands with embarrassment.

Lila Shapiro

5 Cases Of Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination That Won't Be Covered By ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Four years ago, John Brown University, a private Christian college in Arkansas, forced an assistant professor named Jason Hough to resign after learni...

ENDA: Stuck in a '90s Time Warp

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included in the bill in one form or another ever since it was introduced in 1994. A Catholic school teacher who's done a great job for years could still be fired under ENDA if the principal discovers that she is a lesbian. That's abhorrent.

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.

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.

Why ENDA's Religious Exemption Must Be Narrowed

Ian Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.