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Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/20/14 -- Since the publication of this piece, a number of lawmakers have indicated that they back the effort and have signed onto the letter...

Does Your Workplace Need To Be Schooled In Transgender Issues?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within th...

Amanda Terkel

Where's Obama's Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Inequality? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will announce plans to sign an executive order to raise the mini...

Lila Shapiro

They're Not All Chick-fil-A: Southern Companies Evolving On Gay Rights | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

In the early 90s, Southern restaurant chain Cracker Barrel drew criticism from gay-rights activists for firing openly gay employees under a policy tha...

Why Not Everyone Is Happy About Workplace Support Growth For Gay Rights

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after...

Lesbian Teacher Says She Was Fired For Helping LGBT Students

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | BEAU YARBROUGH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

The High Desert's largest school district sharply denies firing a teacher in retaliation for her helping LGBT students who complained about alleged ad...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA's Not Dead Yet! Bill's Sponsor Says Republicans Quietly Back It | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is confident that if House Republican leaders allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it will ...

Bigfoot, Aliens Show Just How Absurd It Is To Oppose Protections For Gay Workers

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Most Americans think that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone on t...

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.

ENDA Vote Is Just the Beginning

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now heads to the full Senate for consideration. In 29 states workers are not protected from being fired because of their sexual orientation, and in 34 states workers can be fired for being transgender.

Lila Shapiro

Moms Make Personal Pleas For Rob Portman To Support ENDA | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Joe Herron was always nice to the gay customers who came into the national retail store where he worked in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. But his friendl...

Jennifer Bendery

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Passes Senate Committee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- LGBT rights advocates chalked up a win on Wednesday as a Senate committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that woul...

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Pressured To Back LGBT Workplace Protections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a Senate committee set to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Wednesday, supporters are focusing these final hours on ...

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay 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.

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...

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...

The Time for Equality Is Today, Not Tomorrow

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Many of us support the president and stood with him during the last election. We did so because we believe in him. But the time for him to sign this executive order is now, not tomorrow. He may not have the votes to pass ENDA, but he has a pen.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Where You Can Be Fired For Being Transgender | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay 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...

A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers

Crosby Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay 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 07.28.2013 | Gay 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 07.17.2013 | Gay 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.

'Please Help Me: I Have Not Come Out, And I'm Not Sure I Want To'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Americans hold dear the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But for gay people trapped in the closet under fear of losing their jobs, life offers anything but liberty and happiness.

Christian Rock Club Employee Claims He Was Fired For Shirt Suppoting Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

An employee at a Christian music club in Nashville, Tenn., says he was fired Monday for wearing a shirt with a pro-same-sex marriage message. Wes B...

Was This Coach Fired For Being Gay?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

A college volleyball coach has come forth with allegations of workplace discrimination, claiming he was fired for being gay. James Finley, former V...

National Coming Out Day 2012: Let's Make The Workplace Safe For Everyone To Be Out

Brad Jacklin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Brad Jacklin

I was a privileged white kid with a circle of friends and family who were, if not outright supportive, at least working out their issues on their own instead of burdening me. So, when I took a job during my junior year, it didn't occur to me that being out at work could be risky.