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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...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid On Being Mormon And Supporting LGBT Rights: 'The Church Is Changing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Mormon Church were key backers of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, reflecting what Majority Leader Ha...

Jason Linkins

Who Evolved On ENDA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The first time the full U.S. Senate had an opportunity to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was on Sept. 5, 1996, after the legislation ha...

What Is Speaker Boehner Waiting for on ENDA?

Al Franken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Franken

As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Makes History, Approves Bill Outlawing LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, landmark civil rights legislation that would make it illegal...

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.

Here's How To Get In Touch With The Republicans Who Think It's Okay To Fire Someone For Being LGBT

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

The Senate ended debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a 61-30 vote on Monday, taking a bold step toward LGBT equality. Fifty-four Sen...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Clears Major Hurdle On LGBT Equality Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act cleared a major Senate hurdle Monday evening, virtually guaranteeing its passage on a final vote l...

Mark Kirk Speaks On ENDA Support In First Senate Floor Speech Since Stroke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking in support of the Employee No...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Openly Gay Lawmaker Calls On Pat Toomey To Back ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act next week, the first openly-gay person elected to Pennsylvania's...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Sets Vote For Major LGBT Rights Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told his Democratic caucus on Thursday that he will bring the Employment Nondiscrimination Ac...

Amanda Terkel

McCain Worried LGBT Equality Bill Will Be Like 'Busing,' Lead To 'Reverse Discrimination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even though his wife is petitioning him to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has not yet decided ho...

Amanda Terkel

Major Gay Rights Legislation Moves A Step Closer To Becoming Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday night, meaning the legislation is...

Amanda Terkel

Major LGBT Rights Legislation To Come Up For A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as next week, according to the office of Senate Ma...

It's 2013, And It's Still Perfectly Legal To Fire Somebody For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

You read that right. Members of the LGBT community currently have no federal protection against employment discrimination, so anyone living in a state...

Amanda Terkel

Only 4 Democrats Still Haven't Signed On To ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....