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.
Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA
December 14 2013 12:24 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 3:37 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 12:29 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 5:00 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 5:00 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.

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA
November 14 2013 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The speaker of the House told reporters he doesn't see any reason to enact federal laws protecting workers from getting fired for being LGBT.

Op-ed: Where’s the ENDA Celebration?
November 13 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where’s the ENDA Celebration?

Daniel Zingale

The case for getting wild over ENDA's Senate vote.

Op-ed: Why I'm Still Angry
November 13 2013 12:48 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I'm Still Angry

Rebecca Juro

Why transgender people and their supporters should be unsatisfied with their representation in the news media.

Op-ed: Maxwell Klinger, Where Are You?
November 12 2013 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Maxwell Klinger, Where Are You?

Riki Wilchins

The journey to a trans-inclusive ENDA earns a peculiar champion.

Op-ed: Dear John (Boehner)
November 11 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Dear John (Boehner)

Sarah Trumble

Why House Speaker John Boehner should allow a vote on ENDA.

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing
November 08 2013 1:19 PM ET

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

Trudy Ring

The actions of some of his followers, such as those who invoke Christianity in opposing ENDA, must embarrass Jesus deeply, says the gay clergyman.

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?
November 08 2013 6:00 AM ET

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Sunnivie Brydum

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.

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