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.
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.

WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote'
November 07 2013 3:40 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 12:53 PM ET February 20 2014 3:20 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 7:28 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 5:37 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 3:59 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 4:23 PM ET November 08 2013 7:11 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.

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