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.
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.

Op-ed: Why One of the Biggest LGBT Orgs Has Stopped Supporting ENDA
July 08 2014 11:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The Task Force Stopped Supporting ENDA

Rea Carey

Has the Hobby Lobby ruling compromised the strength of ENDA?

Study: LGBT Info on Resume Means Fewer Responses
July 05 2014 5:07 AM ET

Study: LGBT Info on Resume Means Fewer Responses

Trudy Ring

In the study, two fake résumés were sent to employers, and the applicant with a history of LGBT activism got fewer responses despite listing more qualifications.

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?
July 04 2014 1:38 PM ET

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?

Trudy Ring

Liberal Christian Jim Wallis has drafted a letter supporting broad religious exemptions in President Obama's planned antidiscrimination order — but now he says he may not send it.

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination
July 03 2014 9:47 AM ET

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination

Rebecca Juro

Another group of religious leaders, including Rev. Rick Warren, asks President Obama for broad exemptions in an upcoming LGBT executive order.

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again
July 03 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again

Rebecca Juro

We've shed tears of joy at your positive moves, Mr. President, but the time to finish the job on equality is now.

Why Are These Congressmen Still So Leery of Cosponsoring ENDA?
July 02 2014 11:39 PM ET

Why Are These Congressmen Still So Leery of Cosponsoring ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Several of these lawmakers have already cast pro-LGBT votes in Congress. So why are they dragging their feet in supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Exec. Order
June 30 2014 6:28 PM ET

Obama Announces New Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

Faith Leaders Beg Obama for Religious Exemptions in ENDA Exec. Order
June 27 2014 4:29 PM ET

Religious Groups Ask Obama for Special Treatment

Sunnivie Brydum

A letter from religious leaders does not endorse Obama's executive order as the best way to fight discrimination.

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?
June 26 2014 3:30 AM ET

Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Do these two Democrats and three Republicans have what it takes to get Speaker Boehner to care about ENDA by cosponsoring it?

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