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Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Congressman: ENDA Religious Exemption Will Go, Obama Is 'Leading Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) weighed in on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), at the center of controversy since major LGBT g...

Religious Freedom On My Mind

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

It is time to blow the whistle on religious demagogues who say they are victims if they are not allowed to take away the rights of others.

Moving Forward After Today's Executive Orders

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

We urge the next Congress to introduce a comprehensive bill that addresses discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations like the comprehensive laws we have passed in many states.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

ENDA: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Believe it or not, right now some Republicans are working feverishly to get support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the GOP and try to pass it in the House in this session, with the dangerous religious exemption that caused LGBT groups to withdraw support. The irony here is off the charts.

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Stands By ENDA With Religious Exemption, Hints At 'Plan' To Address Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when gay rights groups are pulling their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over its broad religious exemption,...

Rift Over Religious Exemption In Anti-LGBT Discrimination Order

AP | DAVID CRARY and LISA LEFF | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive ord...

Jennifer Bendery

Gay Rights Groups Pull Support For ENDA Over Sweeping Religious Exemption

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gay rights groups are jumping ship on legislation they previously hailed as one of their biggest priorities of the year: the Employment ...

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

Andrew Miller | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Such is HRC's disdain for our community that they evidently used ringers at the New York City Pride Parade: fresh-faced 20-somethings who work for McCann, one of the largest ad agencies in the world. The largest -- and richest -- LGBT-rights group in the country could not be bothered to field a team for the largest LGBT-pride parade in the country.

Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Francisco J. Tirado | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Francisco J. Tirado

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?"

President Obama: Our Future, Your Legacy

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

President Obama has the opportunity to solidify his legacy by creating a clear vision for full federal LGBTQ equality. LGBTQ people in too many places in the United States live under the overwhelming weight of oppression.

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...

GOP Senate Candidate Struggles To Answer Whether She Supports ENDA

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby's campaign reaffirmed her support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Friday evening, even though Wehby...

When Rights Collide

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

When the rights of groups conflict, it makes little sense that the historically privileged should be deemed the aggrieved party. But courtrooms and legislatures are not our only ground. We must reach in honesty and clarity across the social divide.

On LGBT Rights, Republicans Risking Their Own Demise

Ray Buckley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Ray Buckley

This June, as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we approach the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor v. United States striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. Without question, no President has done more for the LGBT community than President Obama.

Emily Swanson

Americans Think It Should Be Illegal To Fire Someone For Being Gay, Don't Realize It's Not Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Half of Americans support passing a law banning discrimination by employers against gays and lesbians, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows -- and even mo...

GOP Congressman Skeptical That LGBT Workplace Discrimination Exists

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

A Republican congressman said he's not sure that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people exists -- because he's...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: 'Not Right' That It's Still Legal To Fire People For Being LGBT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday it's "wrong" that nearly 30 states allow employers to fire or harass someone solely because they are...

Obama's Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination 'Expands The Universe'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Dr. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, discussed on HuffPost Live Tuesday President Barack Obama's plan to draft an executi...

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.

Will Pride 2014 Be the Time for Obama's LGBT Workplace Non-Discrimination Order?

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

It is most disappointing that yet another year has passed since the White House advised in 2012 that it was "studying" the issue of LGBT workplace discrimination, and that another year has gone by without the President signing an Executive Order (EO) expanding workplace non-discrimination measures.

The Equality Act Turns 40

David G. Dodge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Today, 29 states still lack protections for workers based on sexual orientation, and 32 do so based on gender identity.

ENDA Days

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

As the name implies, ENDA is supposed to end discrimination against LGBTQ employees, but it doesn't. In fact, ENDA does just the opposite: It sanctions discrimination based on religion.

Jennifer Bendery

Biden: No 'Downside' To Executive Action On LGBT Discrimination, But ENDA Is Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn't see any reason why the president shouldn't use his executive authority to ban workplace discrim...