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Employment Non Discrimination Act 2013

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.

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.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Where You Can Be Fired For Being Transgender

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Why ENDA Matters To The Trans Community

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Those who oppose ENDA or oppose transgender inclusion in it ask why we need it when 84 percent of U.S. companies include gender identity in their equal opportunity statements. The short answer is that what we have in place is not preventing discrimination against transgender people.

Sen. Portman, ENDA's Religious Exemption Is Already Too Broad

Ian Thompson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act already contains a sweeping, unprecedented exemption for religiously affiliated organizations, going far beyond houses of worship, and giving them a blank check to engage in employment discrimination against LGBT people.

60 Years After A Brutal Witch Hunt, New Hope For ENDA

Josh Howard | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

ENDA would protect LGBT Americans from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The brightening outlook for ENDA comes at a time when we are marking the 60th anniversary of another historic moment for LGBT people. This one, however, was devastating.