Of all the various bills in Congress impacting LGBT people, ENDA is the most important. And though significant and important changes have been made, one really bad provision is unchanged from past versions of the bill.
President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.
Whites with felony convictions are more likely to be hired than African Americans without any criminal background. You can wish away these facts, and erase these experiences, but denial and silence will not lead to change.
The more your speech and behavior contributes to the general sense that being LGBT is normal, the more LGBT persons will be able to enjoy acceptance and normality in everyday life. And the more others who believe in equality will be empowered to say so.
If we are going to have a serious argument about civil liberties, specifically freedom of religion, I fail to see how anyone can argue that our first amendment rights are best left to interpretation by church oligarchs.
More and more, successful firms are realizing the value of having LGBT-friendly environments -- as the politically and strategically correct thing to do. Such companies have made strides in understanding and addressing the underlying dynamics.