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: 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.

Op-ed: Is ENDA Just History Repeating Itself?
August 04 2014 3:30 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 3:11 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 6:00 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 4:00 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 11:37 AM 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 4:44 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.

Will These Lawmakers Support a Trans-Inclusive ENDA?
July 15 2014 3:00 AM ET

Will These Lawmakers Support a Trans-Inclusive ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

After calling out the remaining House Democrats who haven't cosponsored ENDA, Freedom to Work is now setting its sights on five House Republicans — including a former vice-presidential candidate.

WATCH: MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Examines Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact on ENDA
July 11 2014 7:24 PM ET

WATCH: MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Examines Hobby Lobby Ruling's Impact on ENDA

Rebecca Juro

Alex Wagner talks about the ruling and workplace discrimination with Sen. Mark Udall and James Esseks of the ACLU.

Why Some Activists Are Still Pushing for ENDA
July 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Why Some Activists Are Still Pushing for ENDA

Michelle Garcia

Efforts to keep up the fight for ENDA have been planned to last all year. Some say it would be detrimental to suddenly halt it over religious exemptions.

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn't Cut It for the ACLU
July 10 2014 5:06 AM ET

Op-ed: Why ENDA Doesn’t Cut It for the ACLU

Ian Thompson

When given the opportunity to discriminate against LGBT workers, the ACLU says, too many employers will take it.

Religious Exemptions or Not, Lobbying Continues for ENDA
July 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Religious Exemptions or Not, Lobbying Continues for ENDA

Michelle Garcia

Freedom to Work names members of Congress who might be interested in cosponsoring ENDA, including conservative Democrats, liberal Republicans, and a retiring representative who could go rogue.

BREAKING: ACLU, NCLR, and More Groups Drop Support of ENDA
July 08 2014 3:23 PM ET July 09 2014 12:47 PM ET

More LGBT Groups Drop Support for ENDA; What Now?

Michelle Garcia

The ACLU is one of a handful of organizations that say they will also drop support for the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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