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.

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

September 17 2014 6:13 PM

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

August 22 2014 9:00 AM

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.

August 06 2014 7:15 AM

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

August 04 2014 4:30 AM

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.

July 24 2014 4:11 PM

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

July 22 2014 7:00 AM

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.

July 22 2014 5:00 AM

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

July 21 2014 12:37 PM

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

July 18 2014 5:44 PM

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.

July 15 2014 4:00 AM