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: Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote'
November 07 2013 4:40 PM ET

Baldwin to Boehner: Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's first openly gay senator has a message for the Republican speaker of the House.

BREAKING: Senate Approves ENDA on Initial Vote
November 07 2013 1:53 PM ET February 20 2014 4:20 PM ET

In Historic First, Senate Approves ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too
November 06 2013 8:28 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too

Trudy Ring

The bishops outline typical complaints about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a letter to the U.S. Senate, such as that it 'threatens religious liberty.'

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year
November 06 2013 6:37 PM ET

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

Michelle Garcia

One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.

WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates
November 06 2013 4:59 PM ET

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Sunnivie Brydum

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

WATCH: ENDA Could Make This an 'Uplifting Week'
November 05 2013 5:23 PM ET November 08 2013 8:11 PM ET

WATCH: Highlights from the Senate's ENDA Debate 

Trudy Ring

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa said ENDA's passage would make this "an uplifting week," amid comments from several senators on both sides of the aisle in support of the legislation.

Senate Passes ENDA on Procedural Vote
November 04 2013 7:18 PM ET November 04 2013 10:16 PM ET

Senate Passes ENDA on Procedural Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

With 61 votes, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of cloture on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, clearing the way for a final up-or-down vote later this week.

WATCH: ENDA Won't Protect Heterosexuals, Says Right-Wing Activist
November 04 2013 6:50 PM ET

WATCH: ENDA Won't Protect Heterosexuals, Says Right-Wing Activist

Trudy Ring

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer also played the 'special rights' and pedophilia cards in his lie-filled rant against the pending legislation.

WATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDAWATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDA
November 04 2013 6:07 PM ET

WATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's first openly gay Senator took to the Senate floor this afternoon to deliver an impassioned speech in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA
November 04 2013 1:21 PM ET November 04 2013 4:55 PM ET

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

With President Obama's op-ed at The Huffington Post and Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller's support announced this morning, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is poised to pass the U.S. Senate for the first time.

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