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Lgbt Workplace Protections

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

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.

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

Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay 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...

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.

Talking About ENDA With Republicans

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay 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.

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.

President Obama Still Turning A Deaf Ear To Equality For LGBT Working Families

Rebecca Juro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

With the U.S. economy being what it is, you'd think that signing an executive order to protect the rights of working-class LGBT Americans would be a no-brainer for a president who campaigned for office on LGBT inclusion and equality as one of his core beliefs.

Justice For Sale

Rebecca Juro | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

Democrats have apparently determined that making promises to working-class LGBT Americans to fight for our rights to gain our money and our votes at election time is good politics, but actually keeping those promises once safely elected to office is not.

Obama's Equality Mandate: Time To Go Big!

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

With definitive support for LGBT equality in his winning coalition and over 60 million votes on a marriage equality platform, President Obama has the mandate and power to go big for full federal LGBT equality in his second term. And he has a great team in Congress to help.

Bedknobs, Broomsticks, And The Right To Keep Our Jobs

Gary Nelson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

I now find myself wondering whether what happened to me could happen again to someone else. I'm afraid to say that gay people are still not safe when it comes to employment discrimination. Instead, we are held captive by the whims of our employers.

Reality Check: Why Marriage Needs To Take A Backseat To Workplace Rights

Rebecca Juro | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

When you compare the two issues side by side, the logic is both obvious and unavoidable: Gaining nationwide anti-discrimination protections in the workplace is a far easier and less time-consuming task, politically, than achieving nationwide same-sex marriage.

It's Time For The U.S. Senate To Walk The Walk On ENDA (AUDIO)

Rebecca Juro | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

America is ready to treat LGBT American citizens as equals in the workplace, and that's becoming clearer every day. The real problem with getting ENDA passed actually has far less to do with negative public opinion than with cowardice from some political leaders on both sides of the aisle.

For Gays, It's Still The Economy, Stupid

R. Clarke Cooper | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
R. Clarke Cooper

The ancient Romans mastered the art of appeasing a restless populace through spectacle. With the president's announcement regarding marriage, Americans are seeing panem et circenses, "bread and circuses," in action, when what we really need are jobs.

Out Of Work For Being Out At Work?

Rea Carey | Posted 07.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

For those who share a vision for a country in which all LGBT Americans can show up at work each day with the security of knowing that they cannot be fired simply for who they are or whom they love, the last month has been marked by great disappointment and a historic victory.