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.
WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol
April 28 2014 4:08 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 11:32 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.

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA
April 09 2014 7:07 PM ET

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado becomes the seventh Republican House member to signal his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA
March 14 2014 3:32 PM ET

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA

Trudy Ring

Some Republicans are putting money and clout behind the campaign to pass ENDA.

Op-ed: Arizona Vetoed, But Is The GOP Listening?
February 27 2014 12:19 PM ET

Op-ed: Arizona Vetoed, But Is The GOP Listening?

Lucas Grindley

If Republicans learn anything from what happened in Arizona, it should be that the midterms face a huge distraction if they don't drop these bills and pass ENDA.

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order
February 05 2014 4:14 PM ET

Harry Reid Favors Obama's ENDA Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

John Boehner: 'No Way' ENDA Will Pass This Year
January 30 2014 3:32 PM ET

John Boehner: 'No Way' ENDA Will Pass This Year

Daniel Reynolds

The House speaker drew a hard line on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a first-time meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

Op-ed: Mr. President, We Need More Than Speeches
January 29 2014 12:51 AM ET

Op-ed: Mr. President, We Need More Than Speeches

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez and Heather Cronk

In his State of the Union address, the president didn't mention ENDA or an executive order that would ban employment discrimination against federal workers.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA
December 14 2013 1:24 AM ET

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy

Though most Americans support transgender protections in the workplace, House Speaker John Boehner has not shown any initiative to get a full vote for the bill.

Is The GOP Discriminating Against Its Gay Candidates?
December 05 2013 4:37 PM ET

Is The GOP Discriminating Against Its Gay Candidates?

Lucas Grindley

The GOP faces the possibility of having a handful of openly gay candidates for the House in the next cycle, and that's causing problems.

Tea Party Leader on ENDA: 'We Must Fight With All We Have'
November 30 2013 1:29 PM ET

Tea Party on ENDA: 'We Must Fight With All We Have'

Lucas Grindley

The tea party leader called Log Cabin Republicans 'a thug organization' for supporting the bill.

Op-ed: A Loophole for Discrimination
November 19 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: A Loophole for Discrimination

Ian Thompson

Can religious exemptions still knock the wind out of ENDA's sails?

Op-ed: ENDA, Families, and the Inequitable Paths to Economic Security
November 15 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: ENDA, Families, and the Inequitable Economies

Dipal Shah

LGBT-led households should not, in this modern era, be without full and comprehensive antidiscrimination protections in the American workplace.

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