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President Obama Is Right: We Must Pass ENDA

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Your sexual orientation or gender identity should have absolutely nothing to do with your career. The only thing that should matter? Your job performance. There are so many very qualified, talented and hardworking Americans who happen to be LGBT. And so what if they are?

The END(A) Of Anti-Gay Religious Rhetoric In Politics

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) As a law extending workplace protection to gay, bisexual and transgender workers makes its way through the Senate this week, there’...

What If Salvation Has Everything to Do With Politics?

Derek Penwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

What if your "personal relationship to Jesus" is informed not just by how much you pray or whether you have the proper view of the trinity, but by how you treat the people Jesus had a nasty habit of hanging out with -- you know, the folks on the fringes... the ones on food stamps, the ones who get fired for being gay?

Jennifer Bendery

David Vitter Pushing For Abortion Vote During ENDA Debate, Aides Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is pushing for an abortion vote during this week's unrelated debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ...

ENDA Should Be Called 'Jerry Sandusky Pedophile Protection Act,' Pundit Claims

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer isn't holding back when it comes to his disapproval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. As Right Wing Watch is report...

Dave Jamieson

McConnell, Paul Introduce National Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have proposed an amendment to a workplace discrimination bill ...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Skips ENDA Vote To Hang Out With Jimmy Fallon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), considered a possible backer of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, skipped a key vote on the bill on Mon...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Predicts House Passage Of ENDA If John Boehner Stops Blocking It

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted on Tuesday that if the House voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it wou...

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...

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

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

Creating Trans-Friendly Workplaces: Congress Needs to Catch Up to Corporate America

Michael Ruderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Ruderman

Although we have a long way to go before we have truly trans-friendly workplaces, many of our nation's leading companies are taking important steps toward protecting trans employees in the absence of state and federal legislation. It's time that the federal government did its part.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Jeff Flake Opposes Discrimination Against LGB (But Not T) People [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jeff Flake was a member of the House, he surprised some in 2007 by voting to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill tha...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Comes Out For ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, making it increasingly likely that ...

Sam Stein

Boehner Deals Blow To ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) affirmed on Monday morning that he would oppose a law that would prohibit discrimination against gay and lesbian e...

Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Barack Obama | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Barack Obama

Millions of LGBT Americans go to work every day fearing that, without any warning, they could lose their jobs -- not because of anything they've done, but simply because of who they are. It's offensive. It's wrong. And it needs to stop, because in the United States of America, who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense.

Amanda Terkel

Cory Booker Backs Major LGBT Rights Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) plans to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, saying on Saturday that he would like it to be the fi...

Gay Rights Legislation's Prospects Have Both Parties Feeling Upbeat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that w...

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...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Don't Know People Can Be Fired For Being Gay, Only Half Support Law Preventing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Half of Americans support a law banning job discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll found that...

ENDA: The Time Is Now

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.

An Open Letter to Senator Toomey

Brian Sims | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

Please sign on as a co-sponsor of ENDA before it's too late and please vote to affirm the American tradition of protecting and defending the civil liberties of all people.

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...