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A Year After Windsor: Progress and Pitfalls for Gay Rights

Matt Foreman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Foreman

The good news of the past year has been accompanied by a number of disturbing developments. One is the fact that it is still perfectly legal in the majority of U.S. states to fire people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) or to deny them housing or a loan, simply because they are LGBT.

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

David Vitter Pushing For Abortion Vote During ENDA Debate, Aides Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is pushing for an abortion vote during this week's unrelated debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ...

Jennifer Bendery

Jeff Flake Opposes Discrimination Against LGB (But Not T) People [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jeff Flake was a member of the House, he surprised some in 2007 by voting to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill tha...

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...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Congress Considers Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to get a lift from the changing tides on gay marriage, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday that would ...

National Coming Out Day 2012: Let's Make The Workplace Safe For Everyone To Be Out

Brad Jacklin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Brad Jacklin

I was a privileged white kid with a circle of friends and family who were, if not outright supportive, at least working out their issues on their own instead of burdening me. So, when I took a job during my junior year, it didn't occur to me that being out at work could be risky.

It's Time For The U.S. Senate To Walk The Walk On ENDA (AUDIO)

Rebecca Juro | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

America is ready to treat LGBT American citizens as equals in the workplace, and that's becoming clearer every day. The real problem with getting ENDA passed actually has far less to do with negative public opinion than with cowardice from some political leaders on both sides of the aisle.

Students Ask Obama To Protect LGBT Employees

Jacob Tobia | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacob Tobia

By issuing an executive order that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in all companies that have contracts with the federal government, you can protect millions of talented, productive, and passionate employees in an instant.

For Gays, It's Still The Economy, Stupid

R. Clarke Cooper | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
R. Clarke Cooper

The ancient Romans mastered the art of appeasing a restless populace through spectacle. With the president's announcement regarding marriage, Americans are seeing panem et circenses, "bread and circuses," in action, when what we really need are jobs.

On ENDA, Chris Christie's Deal Of A Lifetime Sounds Awfully Good

Valerie Keefe | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

It was a curious thing to see, last week, a Republican offering an avenue for progress on a rights issue: Governor Christie proposing a referendum on removing the legal sexes of a couple as a criterion for the granting of marriages.

ENDA: We've Waited Long Enough

Leslie Gabel-Brett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Gabel-Brett

It's time for Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) to prohibit employment discrimination against LGBT people.