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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.

Ensuring Every LGBT American Is Safe From Discrimination

Former GOP activist Jimmy LaSalvia was ecstatic when his Kentucky city enacted LGBT protections. Now he wants movement on a federal law.

WATCH: With John Boehner Resigning, Cheers Erupt

The Republican House speaker announced his resignation today and will leave Congress at the end of October.


WATCH: Joe Biden Compares Selma and Stonewall, Disses Ben Carson

In a speech to the HRC, Biden discusses the unity of all civil rights movements and shakes his head at Carson's 'ridiculous assertion' that being gay is a choice.

EEOC Looks at Expanding Antidiscrimination Law

A new interpretation of existing federal civil rights law may mean more protections for LGBT people, with or without the languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Kansas Rolls Back LGBT Protections With Stroke of Pen

Kansas governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order that could put the employment of state workers in jeopardy.

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

President Obama gave his annual overview of items Washington should be dealing with this year, but what are the big issues for LGBT Americans?

Emails Show Conflict Behind ExxonMobil Discrimination

An ExxonMobil executive says the company is great for LGBT employees, but the lack of an antidiscrimination policy may prove otherwise.

Op-ed: Federal Equality, Nothing More, Nothing Less

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

House Committee Shuts Down ENDA for 2014

Another session of Congress will likely end before the House addresses legislation to protect LGBT workers.

Can Ala. Pass a Tim Cook Employment Nondiscrimination Act?

The Alabama native would be 'thrilled' to serve as the namesake for a forthcoming employment nondiscrimination bill, Apple officials say.

Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee

David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it.


Op-ed: Bosses Need to Step Up for Their Trans Employees

Transgender visibility is on the rise, but most trans people are still unprotected against workplace discrimination.

House Republican Has Last-Ditch Idea for Voting on ENDA

As some in Congress attempt one last effort to vote on ENDA before the end of the term, a conservative lobbying group says it's one of the biggest 'threats' of the session.

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Civil Rights Bill?

The fight for LGBT employment and housing nondiscrimination protections in Michigan just got dirty.

Op-ed: Tim Cook and the Freedom to Work Without Fear

Tim Cook's words about discrimination highlight the need for stronger antidiscrimination laws, and not just for LGBT citizens.

What Does Tim Cook Think About Firing LGBT Workers?

Long before he came out publicly as gay, the Apple CEO had been an outspoken supporter of workplace protections for LGBT people at the state and federal levels.

20 Touching, Funny Twitter Reactions to Tim Cook Coming Out

Comedians, newsmakers, and fellow gay techies weigh in on Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement that he is gay.

Op-ed: Transitioning at Work Without Making History

The act of transitioning should not be a fireable offense.

Op-ed: What Barney Frank Still Gets Wrong on ENDA

Former congressman Barney Frank is sticking by the decision to exclude transgender workers from protection under ENDA in 2007. Here's why that's still problematic.