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Employment Non Discrimination Act

Warren Urges Colleagues To Pass Anti-Discrimination Measure

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

After clearing a significant procedural vote on Monday, legislation banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity w...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid: Republicans Must 'Capitulate' On LGBT Rights Bill If They Want To Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday evening, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was about to clear a key hurdle in the Senate. But first, Republicans who oppos...

Bigfoot, Aliens Show Just How Absurd It Is To Oppose Protections For Gay Workers

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Most Americans think that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone on t...

ENDA: Stuck in a '90s Time Warp

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included in the bill in one form or another ever since it was introduced in 1994. A Catholic school teacher who's done a great job for years could still be fired under ENDA if the principal discovers that she is a lesbian. That's abhorrent.

Republican Opposition Stays Silent On Gay Rights Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking the Declaration of Independence, proponents of a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the ...

President Obama Is Right: We Must Pass ENDA

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Your sexual orientation or gender identity should have absolutely nothing to do with your career. The only thing that should matter? Your job performance. There are so many very qualified, talented and hardworking Americans who happen to be LGBT. And so what if they are?

ENDA Should Be Called 'Jerry Sandusky Pedophile Protection Act,' Pundit Claims

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Bryan Fischer isn't holding back when it comes to his disapproval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA. As Right Wing Watch is report...

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Skips ENDA Vote To Hang Out With Jimmy Fallon

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), considered a possible backer of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, skipped a key vote on the bill on Mon...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Predicts House Passage Of ENDA If John Boehner Stops Blocking It

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted on Tuesday that if the House voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it wou...

It's Time to Pass a Trans-Inclusive ENDA (INFOGRAPHIC)

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

As the Senate readies for a historic vote on ENDA this week, this dramatic infographic outlines the multilayered impact of job discrimination. Losing a job due to bias is like falling off a cliff for transgender and gender-variant people, with many more devastating impacts across the lifespan.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Senator Takes Up Mantle Of LGBT Equality From Ted Kennedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As backers of the Employment Non-Discrimation Act hustle to round up extra support before an expected vote Monday evening, there are mur...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Comes Out For ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, making it increasingly likely that ...

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...

Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Barack Obama | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Barack Obama

Millions of LGBT Americans go to work every day fearing that, without any warning, they could lose their jobs -- not because of anything they've done, but simply because of who they are. It's offensive. It's wrong. And it needs to stop, because in the United States of America, who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense.

Amanda Terkel

Cory Booker Backs Major LGBT Rights Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) plans to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, saying on Saturday that he would like it to be the fi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Openly Gay Lawmaker Calls On Pat Toomey To Back ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act next week, the first openly-gay person elected to Pennsylvania's...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Don't Know People Can Be Fired For Being Gay, Only Half Support Law Preventing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Half of Americans support a law banning job discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll found that...

ENDA: The Time Is Now

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This bill shouldn't be seen as deciding whether it is "right" or "moral" to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender-nonconforming. Its intent is simply to mandate that employers, no matter what they may believe about these issues, act like, you know, nice human beings.

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Sets Vote For Major LGBT Rights Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told his Democratic caucus on Thursday that he will bring the Employment Nondiscrimination Ac...

Reid Knows How To End The GOP, But Won't

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has had enough of the "bullies" on the right. He told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday how he'd put an en...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Wednesday that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning the entire Democratic caucu...

Amanda Terkel

McCain Worried LGBT Equality Bill Will Be Like 'Busing,' Lead To 'Reverse Discrimination'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even though his wife is petitioning him to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has not yet decided ho...

Amanda Terkel

Major Gay Rights Legislation Moves A Step Closer To Becoming Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday night, meaning the legislation is...

Amanda Terkel

Major LGBT Rights Legislation To Come Up For A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as next week, according to the office of Senate Ma...

We Deserve More Than 'Asterisk Equality'

Heather Cronk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Heather Cronk

We, as a community and as a movement, can choose to just check a box and pat ourselves on the back, or we can choose to fight for a bill that we'll all be proud of. We can choose to demand a bill that treats us as fully equal -- with no asterisks.