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Fear and Discrimination: Bad for Workers, Bad for Business

Kylar W. Broadus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kylar W. Broadus

Discriminatory firings and fear make a mockery of the American dream. Erecting a barrier of discrimination between workers and their ability to reach their full potential harms the economy. Permitting the obstacle of fear when employees need to be themselves hurts businesses.

10 Most LGBT Employment Friendly States Revealed

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Great news for New England: five of the region's six states are among the top places in the U.S. for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, a...

Workplace Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals: It's Time for ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Macy v. Holder established that gender identity is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. While encouraging, reliance on the Civil Rights Act doesn't offer transgender individuals the protection necessary to close some of the employment and wage gaps they so frequently face.

Caitlin MacNeal

ENDA Foes Off To Slow Start On Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Employment Non-Discrimination Act expected to receive a vote this summer, supporters of the federal gay rights bill are lobbyin...

No More Excuses, Mr. President

Jonathan D. Lewis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan D. Lewis

We are now six months past the election, and although the president has taken some substantive steps toward advancing equality, failing to protect LGBT employees in the workplace has become a glaring, festering omission.

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.

Justice For Sale

Rebecca Juro | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

Democrats have apparently determined that making promises to working-class LGBT Americans to fight for our rights to gain our money and our votes at election time is good politics, but actually keeping those promises once safely elected to office is not.

Obama's Equality Mandate: Time To Go Big!

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

With definitive support for LGBT equality in his winning coalition and over 60 million votes on a marriage equality platform, President Obama has the mandate and power to go big for full federal LGBT equality in his second term. And he has a great team in Congress to help.

Bedknobs, Broomsticks, And The Right To Keep Our Jobs

Gary Nelson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

I now find myself wondering whether what happened to me could happen again to someone else. I'm afraid to say that gay people are still not safe when it comes to employment discrimination. Instead, we are held captive by the whims of our employers.

Reality Check: Why Marriage Needs To Take A Backseat To Workplace Rights

Rebecca Juro | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

When you compare the two issues side by side, the logic is both obvious and unavoidable: Gaining nationwide anti-discrimination protections in the workplace is a far easier and less time-consuming task, politically, than achieving nationwide same-sex marriage.

ExxonMobil Fuels Discrimination

Robin McGehee | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Robin McGehee

I hope that, one day, I'll be able to drive by the ExxonMobil station as I take my kids to school and know that because LGBT activists on the streets spoke truth to power in the corporate suites, my tax dollars won't be used to fuel discrimination.

Obama's Opportunity: A New Era For LGBT Employment Equality?

Josh Howard | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh Howard

Through the power of an executive order, President Obama can require companies doing business with the government to adopt policies prohibiting discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

A Big Step Forward For MSNBC's Coverage Of The LGBT Civil Rights Movement, But...

Rebecca Juro | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

While thrilled and grateful to Thomas Roberts for covering LGBT employment rights, I found it incredibly disappointing that the issue, which is so critical in the lives of millions of LGBT workers, was sandwiched between the already-covered-to-death issues of marriage and military service.