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And Now It's Time to Rebrand ENDA: The Freedom to Work Act

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The marriage equality movement has been a success for a lot of reasons. One of them, no doubt, is branding and framing. And it's time to learn from that and apply it to other battles, like the battle against employment discrimination, which has been a dismal failure.

Born to See Equality for All LGBTs?

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Senzee

Let's celebrate our #DoubleRainbow victories today, tomorrow and all through the summer. This is our Summer of Love. But let's also remember the "T" in "LGBT." The fight for their rights has only begun.

Caitlin MacNeal

ENDA Foes Off To Slow Start On Capitol Hill | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Employment Non-Discrimination Act expected to receive a vote this summer, supporters of the federal gay rights bill are lobbyin...

Musings on Windsor and Perry and a Better Day for America

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans people are often married when they transition, so these rulings add comfort to knowing that the complicated politics of gendered identity will have less impact on their relationships, particularly when they dissolve or inheritance issues arise.

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Reaching Out To Senate Republicans On ENDA | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that would bar workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender iden...

Jason Linkins

Utopia Achieved As A Litany Of Pervasive Discriminatory Practices Are Ended With Magical Thinking | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4, party-line vote, gutted the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday. But don’t worry, everybody. "Our country has changed," assure...

Countdown to Equality -- Has SCOTUS Evolved?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Now that we've come tantalizingly close to equality in the military and marriage arenas, it would be unacceptable to take an adverse or incremental Supreme Court ruling as anything but a step on the longer march to equality.

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Has Support Of All But Three Senate Democrats | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) became the 53rd cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday, leaving just three Democratic s...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Most Americans Favor This LGBT Protection | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans would support banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The surv...

GOP Rep Hurls 'Good Grief' Comment On LGBT Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

In the eyes of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), sexual orientation and the workplace appear to be separate entities. ThinkProgress caught up with the ...

Amanda Terkel

Only 4 Democrats Still Haven't Signed On To ENDA | 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....

WATCH: 10-Year-Old's Moving Plea On Behalf Of Gay Dads

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a video released last week, a precocious 10-year-old's plea for workplace protections for her two gay dads is touchingly simple. "What I want m...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Picks Up Majority Support In The Senate | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now has majority support in the Senate. On Monday, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) signed on as the b...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Gives Big Boost To Anti-Discrimination Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he'll co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a major boost for ...

The Gay After Tomorrow

Frank Bua | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Bua

Our movement is about more than just marriage. We need to push for immigration reform to protect same-sex binational couples, demand that Congress pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and move the Every Child Deserves a Family Act into law.

Rubio 'Not For Any Special Protections Based On Orientation'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he's "not for any special protections based on orientation" when asked about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (END...

Amanda Terkel

8 Arrested Outside Boehner's Office | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight LGBT activists were arrested on Thursday after staging a protest outside House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office to demand a ...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Heidi Heitkamp Signs On As ENDA Cosponsor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) has signed on to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would expand workplace protections ...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Where You Can Be Fired For Being Transgender | Jan Diehm | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Congress last voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 2007, the bill would have prevented employers from discriminating on the b...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: Employment Non-Discrimination Act Will Come Up 'Soon' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that he expects to take up legislation "soon" that would ban workplace discrimina...

A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers

Crosby Burns | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Crosby Burns

It is legal under federal law to fire an employee just because that employee is gay or lesbian. Surprised? Consider these three alarming facts.

No More Excuses, Mr. President

Jonathan D. Lewis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan D. Lewis

We are now six months past the election, and although the president has taken some substantive steps toward advancing equality, failing to protect LGBT employees in the workplace has become a glaring, festering omission.

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.

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Reveals His Niece Is A Lesbian | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has long been a supporter of legislation to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orie...