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Senate Enda

The Backwardness of ENDA Opposition

Isabel Song | Posted 02.10.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Different versions of this bill have been introduced to Congress since 1994. In other words, for more than my entire lifetime, America's lawmakers have struggled time and time again over the passage of an anti-discrimination bill.

Red-Letter Day

Ben de Guzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ben de Guzman

The Senate's 64-32 vote on ENDA represents historic progress in the march for full equality under the law for LGBT people. And, most importantly, for the first time, a body of Congress has passed ENDA legislation that includes protections for transgender people.

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid On Being Mormon And Supporting LGBT Rights: 'The Church Is Changing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Mormon Church were key backers of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, reflecting what Majority Leader Ha...

Gay Groups Shift Focus To Obama After Senate Win

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned...

Senate Nears Historic Gay Rights Vote

Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate is headed for a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Reaching Out To Senate Republicans On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that would bar workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender iden...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Has Support Of All But Three Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) became the 53rd cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday, leaving just three Democratic s...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: Employment Non-Discrimination Act Will Come Up 'Soon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that he expects to take up legislation "soon" that would ban workplace discrimina...