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: 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.

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday
October 31 2013 7:08 PM ET

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday

Sunnivie Brydum

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Thursday, meaning the Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday.

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times
October 31 2013 12:11 PM ET

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times

Kerry Eleveld

Senator Joe Manchin's support for ENDA marks a tipping point on the progress of LGBT rights.

Last Three Democrat Holdouts To Support ENDA
October 30 2013 2:26 PM ET October 30 2013 6:05 PM ET

UPDATE: Senate to Consider ENDA Next Week

Michelle Garcia

With cautious support from Republicans, ENDA seems to have gained a majority of support in the Senate, and is expected to come before the chamber next week.

Breaking: Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving
October 28 2013 2:43 PM ET

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT workers might have something extra to be thankful for when Thanksgiving arrives November 28.

Michigan Gov. Calls LGBT Employment Discrimination 'Hypothetical'
October 25 2013 2:09 PM ET

Mich. Gov. on 'Hypothetical' Workplace Discrimination 

Daniel Reynolds

Gov. Rick Snyder dodged questions regarding his stance on LGBT workplace discrimination, before admitting it did not rank high on his list of priorities.

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