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: 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.

North Carolina Congressman Says Businesses Shouldn't Be Forced to Hire Gays
September 19 2014 12:10 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 5:13 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 8:00 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 6:15 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.

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