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.
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?

Brewer: Maybe It's Time for an LGBT Antibias Law
June 19 2014 4:16 PM ET

Brewer: Maybe It's Time for an LGBT Antibias Bill

Michelle Garcia

Gov. Jan Brewer told reporters that Arizona lawmakers should consider extending state antidiscrimination law to protect LGBT people.

GOP Congressman Sees No Employment Discrimination
June 19 2014 2:33 PM ET

GOP Rep. Sees No Evil in Employment Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

Therefore, anti-LGBT employment discrimination isn't even really an issue, says North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer.

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order
June 19 2014 3:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

Heather Cronk

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

Can These Five Congressmen Be Convinced to Cosponsor ENDA?
June 19 2014 3:00 AM ET

Can These 5 Congressmen Be Convinced to Cosponsor ENDA?

Sunnivie Brydum and Michelle Garcia

Advocacy group Freedom to Work has a new plan to convince a majority of U.S. representatives to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

WATCH: Out Pa. Rep. Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition to Statewide ENDA
June 18 2014 2:34 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Sims Slams 'Disgusting' Opposition

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

Sen. Hatch Calls for Broad Religious Exemptions in Exec Order
June 17 2014 1:59 PM ET

Senator Wants Big Exemption in Obama's Executive Order

Trudy Ring

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out.

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