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.
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.

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.

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