ENDA
Read the latest news about ENDA, or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is legislation that would proscribe discrimination against LGBT individuals in the workplace and throughout the hiring process for companies in the United States. Various forms of ENDA have been debated in Congress since 1994, with evolving language that included protections gender identity as well as sexual orientation. The late Ted Kennedy was a longtime advocate of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as well as openly gay politician Barney Frank.
Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil's Discrimination Policy Case
December 12 2014 5:23 PM ET

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

An ExxonMobil executive says the company is great for LGBT employees, but the lack of an antidiscrimination policy may prove otherwise.

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less
December 05 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

Chad Griffin

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

House Committee Shuts Down ENDA for 2014
December 04 2014 3:46 PM ET

House Committee Shuts Down ENDA for 2014

Michelle Garcia

Another session of Congress will likely end before the House addresses legislation to protect LGBT workers.

Alabama Will Name Its LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill for Tim Cook
December 04 2014 2:38 PM ET

Can Ala. Pass a Tim Cook Employment Nondiscrimination Act?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Alabama native would be 'thrilled' to serve as the namesake for a forthcoming employment nondiscrimination bill, Apple officials say.

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee
November 25 2014 5:58 PM ET November 25 2014 6:21 PM ET

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee

Sunnivie Brydum

David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it.

Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees
November 24 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees

Richard Greggory Johnson

Transgender visibility is on the rise, but most trans people are still unprotected against workplace discrimination.

House Republican Suggests Last-Ditch Effort to Vote on ENDA
November 13 2014 5:06 PM ET

House Republican Has Last-Ditch Idea for Voting on ENDA

Michelle Garcia

As some in Congress attempt one last effort to vote on ENDA before the end of the term, a conservative lobbying group says it's one of the biggest 'threats' of the session.

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Nondiscrimination Bill?
November 12 2014 7:32 PM ET

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Civil Rights Bill?

Sunnivie Brydum

The fight for LGBT employment and housing nondiscrimination protections in Michigan just got dirty.

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear
November 01 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Tim Cook's words about discrimination highlight the need for stronger antidiscrimination laws, and not just for LGBT citizens.

WATCH: Here's What Tim Cook Thinks About Firing LGBT Workers
October 30 2014 2:23 PM ET

What Does Tim Cook Think About Firing LGBT Workers?

Sunnivie Brydum

Long before he came out publicly as gay, the Apple CEO had been an outspoken supporter of workplace protections for LGBT people at the state and federal levels.

20 Touching, Funny, and Silly Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook's Coming-Out
October 30 2014 1:55 PM ET

20 Touching, Funny Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook Coming Out

Dustin Diehl

Comedians, newsmakers, and fellow gay techies weigh in on Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay.

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History
October 08 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History

Dawn Ennis

The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA
October 01 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy

Former congressman Barney Frank is sticking by the decision to exclude transgender workers from protection under ENDA in 2007. Here's why that's still problematic.

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