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.
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.

BREAKING: Obama To Sign Executive Order To Protect LGBT Federal Contractors
June 16 2014 11:27 AM ET June 16 2014 2:57 PM ET

Obama To Order Protection for Contractors

Michelle Garcia

The president's executive order would protect LGBT federal contractors and could have immediate implications for companies like ExxonMobil.

BREAKING: This New Jersey Rep. Just Became the 8th Republican to Cosponsor ENDA
June 11 2014 4:53 PM ET

This N.J. Republican Is New ENDA Cosponsor

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's deputy chief of staff confirmed that the New Jersey Republican has signed on as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Utah Republican Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
May 29 2014 2:03 PM ET

Utah Repub. Admits Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job
May 08 2014 5:52 PM ET

Study: Majority of LGBT Workers Closeted on the Job

Trudy Ring

Some 53 percent feel they have to hide their identity, says a new Human Rights Campaign Foundation study, which reports on other workplace problems as well.

Biden Supports Antibias Order; Will Obama Take Action?
May 01 2014 2:19 PM ET

Biden Supports ENDA Exec. Order — Will Obama? 

Trudy Ring

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol
April 28 2014 3:08 PM ET

GOP Pol: God 'Appalled' by U.S. Opposition to Ugandan Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

Op-ed: More Equal, Still Unprotected
April 22 2014 10:32 AM ET

Op-ed: More Equal, Still Unprotected

Jarrod Scarbrough

One activist wants to understand why President Obama has yet to sign an executive order barring LGBT discrimination from federal contractors.

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