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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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Transgender Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday that he's preparing an executive order to ban workplace discrimination against federal employees...

Jennifer Bendery

In Wreckage Of Supreme Court Decision, Gay Rights Groups See Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom was a blow to progressives, but leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender righ...

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...

Hunter Stuart

U.S. Companies Less LGBT-Friendly Than They'd Like You To Believe

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

On the surface, the country's biggest companies are extremely gay-friendly. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer protection against...

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...

Exxon Mobil Insists It Has Policy Protecting LGBT Workers Against Discrimination

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, Exxon Mobil has been called out for being one of the few Fortune 100 companies that does not ban workplace discrimination on ...

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.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Ducks Questions On Biden's Openness To Executive Action On LGBT Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday dodged questions about Vice President Joe Biden's apparent support for an executive o...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired, Harassed LGBT Workers Wonder Why Obama Won't 'Stick His Neck Out' On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a big splash on Tuesday with two executive orders relating to equal pay for women. But for all his talk abou...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Support Grows For Obama To Make Big Move On LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 3/21/14 -- The final letter, viewable here, has 220 signatures (168 in the House and 52 in the Senate). Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also...

Amanda Terkel

Nearly 200 Lawmakers Call On Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 9/20/14 -- Since the publication of this piece, a number of lawmakers have indicated that they back the effort and have signed onto the letter...

Does Your Workplace Need To Be Schooled In Transgender Issues?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A comprehensive online learning program that aims to educate employers and employees about being more inclusive of the transgender community within th...

Amanda Terkel

Where's Obama's Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Inequality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will announce plans to sign an executive order to raise the mini...

Lila Shapiro

They're Not All Chick-fil-A: Southern Companies Evolving On Gay Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

In the early 90s, Southern restaurant chain Cracker Barrel drew criticism from gay-rights activists for firing openly gay employees under a policy tha...

Why Not Everyone Is Happy About Workplace Support Growth For Gay Rights

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after...

Lesbian Teacher Says She Was Fired For Helping LGBT Students

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | BEAU YARBROUGH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

The High Desert's largest school district sharply denies firing a teacher in retaliation for her helping LGBT students who complained about alleged ad...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA's Not Dead Yet! Bill's Sponsor Says Republicans Quietly Back It

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is confident that if House Republican leaders allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it will ...

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...

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.

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.

Lila Shapiro

Moms Make Personal Pleas For Rob Portman To Support ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Joe Herron was always nice to the gay customers who came into the national retail store where he worked in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. But his friendl...