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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.

President Obama plans to amend two existing executive orders to outlaw anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors and protect transgender civilian federal employees.

July 18 2014 5:44 PM

After calling out the remaining House Democrats who haven't cosponsored ENDA, Freedom to Work is now setting its sights on five House Republicans — including a former vice-presidential candidate.

July 15 2014 4:00 AM

Alex Wagner talks about the ruling and workplace discrimination with Sen. Mark Udall and James Esseks of the ACLU.

July 11 2014 8:24 PM

Efforts to keep up the fight for ENDA have been planned to last all year. Some say it would be detrimental to suddenly halt it over religious exemptions.

July 11 2014 5:00 AM

When given the opportunity to discriminate against LGBT workers, the ACLU says, too many employers will take it.

July 10 2014 6:06 AM

Freedom to Work names members of Congress who might be interested in cosponsoring ENDA, including conservative Democrats, liberal Republicans, and a retiring representative who could go rogue.

July 10 2014 5:00 AM

The ACLU is one of a handful of organizations that say they will also drop support for the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

July 08 2014 4:23 PM Updated
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