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Amanda Terkel

LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees were 23 percent less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors w...

Obama's Transgender Rights Campaign Gets Little Attention

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage,...

Amanda Terkel

White House Set To Meet With LGBT Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has scheduled a meeting Thursday with gay rights activists, to discuss moving forward on barring workplace discriminatio...

An Inch at a Time Toward ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what liberty and justice for all looks like: making sure that that equal protection equally protects all Americans.

Sam Stein

Congressional Republicans Go Silent On Obama's LGBT Discrimination Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he’s moving forward with an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminati...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Drafting Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, ...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired, Harassed LGBT Workers Wonder Why Obama Won't 'Stick His Neck Out' On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a big splash on Tuesday with two executive orders relating to equal pay for women. But for all his talk abou...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Make Big Move On LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/21/14 -- The final letter, viewable here, has 220 signatures (168 in the House and 52 in the Senate). Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also...

Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Amanda Terkel

Congress Pressures Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) are circulating a letter among their Senate collea...

Laura Bassett

Obama Pressured To Take Executive Action On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama emphasized the need to address the gender-wage gap by paying women the same salari...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Clears Way For Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday cleared the way for President Barack Obama to use executive action to ban workplac...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Big Plan On ENDA: Hope John Boehner Changes His Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday again signaled that President Barack Obama has no plans to take executive action to ban...

Amanda Terkel

White House: Just Because Obama Didn't Mention ENDA In SOTU Doesn't Mean He Doesn't Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House insisted Wednesday that although President Barack Obama didn't mention the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in his Stat...

Jennifer Bendery

Employment Non-Discrimination Act Picks Up Another Republican Cosponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday became the sixth House Republican to sign onto legislation that would ban workplace discriminatio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Avoids ENDA In State Of The Union Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to Tuesday night's State of the Union address, there was lingering hope within the gay rights community that President Ba...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: 'Of Course' Obama Should Take Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has been mum on whether President Barack Obama is prepared to take executive action to ban workplace discrimination agai...

Amanda Terkel

Where's Obama's Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Inequality?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Has Support Of All But Three Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Anti-Discrimination Measure

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation ...

Patience on ENDA Until the Supreme Court Rules

Stampp Corbin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

There are leaders within the LGBT community who are extremely frustrated that Obama has not issued an order eliminating discrimination in employment for our community. Those leaders are extremely shortsighted and do not fully understand the strategy of the Obama administration.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Defends No Order Protecting Gay Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney faced a barrage of questions on Thursday about why President Barack Obama won't use his executive...

We Can't Wait: How Obama Can Stop Discrimination Now

Tico Almeida | Posted 04.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Tico Almeida

At Freedom to Work we're pushing hard for President Obama to sign the ENDA executive order, along with HRC and many other organizations. So I was disappointed when I read the comments former HRC head Elizabeth Birch made to reporter Chris Geidner from Metro Weekly.