"Having weaker protections for LGBT people sends the message that anti-LGBT discrimination is more acceptable than other
"I told one of the leaders of the Mormon Church, 'Don't do this, don't stop this stuff in California. It's nothing but trouble
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
(Story continues below.) The Senate ended debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a 61-30 vote on Monday, taking
Toomey has a separate amendment that will be allowed to come up for a vote. ENDA's prospects of passing the GOP-controlled
On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking
On the outside, a coalition called Americans for Workplace Opportunity, led by the Human Rights Campaign, has deployed more
"In short, Senator, I believe that there is no single piece of civil rights legislation in existence that is more impactful
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told his Democratic caucus on Thursday that he will bring the Employment
WASHINGTON -- Even though his wife is petitioning him to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has not yet decided how he will vote, saying he is concerned the landmark civil rights legislation could result in "reverse discrimination."
"ENDA expressly prohibits quotas and the senator is mistaken on that aspect of the law," said Tico Almeida, founder and president
In an interview with The Huffington Post on Tuesday, Booker said he was "passionate" about making sure LGBT individuals receive
There are currently 29 states that don't explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Thirty-three states