ENDA has a problem: a disturbing religious exemption that has been included in the bill in one form or another ever since it was introduced in 1994. A Catholic school teacher who’s done a great job for years could still be fired under ENDA if the principal discovers that she is a lesbian. That’s abhorrent.
Yet again, the Catholic Church proves that its anti-LGBT crusade extends far beyond the obstruction of equal marriage rights.
Gayconomics 101: Why the Latest LGBT Rights Legislation Could Be the 'ENDA' the Road for Some Job Seekers
ENDA, designed to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, appears to have been designed with the best of intentions. But like ’80s fashion or tequila shots, what sounds good in theory can have unintended consequences.
Help make sure no one has to choose between success and coming out of the closet. Contact your Senators to tell them why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is so important, and ask them to support the bill today.
Learn about barriers and challenges faced by LGBT workers of color in this new report by MAP, CAP, the FIRE Initiative, Freedom to Work, HRC and NBJC; in partnership with Color of Change, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, LULAC, National Action Network, MALDEF, NQAPIA, Out & Equal and SEIU.
The speaker of the House told reporters he doesn’t see any reason to enact federal laws protecting workers from getting fired for being LGBT.
LGBT-led households should not, in this modern era, be without full and comprehensive anti-discrimination protections in the American workplace.
"A religion that says it’s alright to discriminate… I have a real question about the underlying basis of it"…
It’s not outside the realm of possibility that ENDA will become law, but it will take time and effort. Here’s what needs to happen next.
ENDA passed the Senate today with a vote of 64-32 and now advances to the House. Everyone has worked so hard and deserves to celebrate tonight. This weekend I will be celebrating the victories from this week and on Monday I will come back to work ready to keep fighting alongside my community for the equality we deserve.
The White House issued a statement Thursday from President Barack Obama, just moments after the U.S. Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), urging House leaders to pass the measure.
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…
Maggie Gallagher called U.S. Senator Dan Coats, Republican of Indiana, a “profile in courage” for being the only member of the Senate GOP to speak on the floor yesterday against…