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.

The president's executive order would protect LGBT federal contractors and could have immediate implications for companies like ExxonMobil.

June 16 2014 12:27 PM Updated

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's deputy chief of staff confirmed that the New Jersey Republican has signed on as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

June 11 2014 5:53 PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

May 29 2014 3:03 PM

Some 53 percent feel they have to hide their identity, says a new Human Rights Campaign Foundation study, which reports on other workplace problems as well.

May 08 2014 6:52 PM

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

May 01 2014 3:19 PM

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

April 28 2014 4:08 PM

One activist wants to understand why President Obama has yet to sign an executive order barring LGBT discrimination from federal contractors.

April 22 2014 11:32 AM

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

April 09 2014 7:07 PM

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

March 14 2014 3:32 PM

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.

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