employee non-discrimination act

It could take months, if not years, for Samantha Azzarano to get her day in court against Wal-Mart. Her litigation goes into the pile of pending lawsuits brought by Wal-Mart's own workers.
ENDA would allow a Catholic hospital or school to fire a lesbian nurse or janitor or cafeteria cashier simply on the basis of her sexual orientation. That is a much broader exemption than allowed for any other group under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And it's abhorrent.
"There are a lot of places where religious exemptions are being used as ways to continue to discriminate or to continue to
Our panel talks with Ricky about why ENDA is a lost cause of Republicans .
There were, in fact, a handful of Republican lawmakers who issued press releases. But those who did -- namely, Sens. Orrin
To the dismay of LGBT rights groups, Obama has resisted taking matters into his own hands. An executive order banning workplace
If signed, the executive order will provide workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, landmark civil rights legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opposes the measure, and senior aides say it's unlikely to even come up for a vote in
Many faith groups feel comfortable supporting ENDA because it has a broad religious exemption. Specifically, ENDA has a religious exemption that is wider in scope than that of Title VII or the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is thought to be one of the broadest religious exemptions in federal law.
"If you look at the state of unionism today, I think the facts speak for themselves," said Durbin, referencing the country's
WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act cleared a major Senate hurdle Monday evening, virtually guaranteeing
Although we have a long way to go before we have truly trans-friendly workplaces, many of our nation's leading companies are taking important steps toward protecting trans employees in the absence of state and federal legislation. It's time that the federal government did its part.
In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we step inside a small town in Mississippi that blocked a gay bar from opening
On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking
“Embracing people's individuality is a matter of basic human dignity and civil rights. It also turns out to be great for
This bill shouldn't be seen as deciding whether it is "right" or "moral" to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender-nonconforming. Its intent is simply to mandate that employers, no matter what they may believe about these issues, act like, you know, nice human beings.
Listen to the full interview with Baldwin below: "I’m not suggesting it’s going to be smooth sailing,” she said. “There will