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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...

Reid Knows How To End The GOP, But Won't

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has had enough of the "bullies" on the right. He told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday how he'd put an en...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Wednesday that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning the entire Democratic caucu...

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...

Fear and Discrimination: Bad for Workers, Bad for Business

Kylar W. Broadus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kylar W. Broadus

Discriminatory firings and fear make a mockery of the American dream. Erecting a barrier of discrimination between workers and their ability to reach their full potential harms the economy. Permitting the obstacle of fear when employees need to be themselves hurts businesses.

Held Hostage, and the Need to Encourage Dissent and Debate

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The leaders of the national trans and LGBT organizations have too frequently arrogated unto themselves the decision making on issues of critical import. They act with absolute authority, based on their organizational positions, with few mechanisms for community input and debate.