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.
Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History
October 08 2014 5:00 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 4:00 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.

North Carolina Congressman Says Businesses Shouldn't Be Forced to Hire Gays
September 19 2014 1:10 PM ET

N.C. Lawmaker Doesn't Want Businesses Forced to Hire Gays

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

North Carolina Representative Robert Pittenger doubled down on previous comments that firing gay people was a freedom for business owners to enjoy.

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA
September 17 2014 6:13 PM ET

How Jared Polis Plans to Force a Vote on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis just introduced a petition that could finally bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House.

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For
August 22 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need an ENDA Worth Fighting For

Rea Carey

As members of Congress head back to their districts for summer recess, remind them why we need an ENDA with a fair religious exemption.

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope
August 06 2014 7:15 AM ET

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope

Jennifer C. Pizer

While companies do not have the right to explicitly discriminate against LGBT employees, Lambda Legal says it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?
August 04 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?

Michael Latin

The fight for ENDA might end up looking familiar to those who lived through the Clinton administration.

Out Rep. Jared Polis Trims ENDA's Religious Exemption
July 24 2014 4:11 PM ET

What Did This Gay Congressman Just Do to ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wants sexual orientation and gender identity treated the same way as race, religion, sex, and national origin, when it comes to employment protections.

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value
July 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Discrimination Is Not a Christian Value

James Rowe

Striking religious exemptions from ENDA would be a step forward for both LGBT Americans and Christianity, says the director of Believe Out Loud.

After Executive Order, 5 Congress Members Could Make The Difference on ENDA
July 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

ENDA: 5 Congress Members Who Could Make The Difference

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

President Obama may have signed an order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors, but most LGBT people still live in areas without employment protections.

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order
July 21 2014 12:37 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Signs LGBT Exec. Order

Sunnivie Brydum

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders
July 18 2014 5:44 PM ET

Reports: No Religious Exemptions in Obama's Exec. Orders

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama plans to amend two existing executive orders to outlaw anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors and protect transgender civilian federal employees.

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