senate enda vote
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
On Monday evening, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was about to clear a key hurdle in the Senate. But first, Republicans who opposed the bill were given a chance to voice their criticism on the Senate floor. After all, there had already been speeches from senators who backed the legislation.
In March, the Republican National Committee released an autopsy report that examined what went wrong for the party during
McCain's office did not return a request for additional comment on his whereabouts or on how he plans to vote on ENDA's passage
ENDA would make it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is already
(Story continues below.) The Senate ended debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a 61-30 vote on Monday, taking
On the outside, a coalition called Americans for Workplace Opportunity, led by the Human Rights Campaign, has deployed more
"This legislation raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination
UPDATE: 11/3 -- Booker has also signed on to an online petition with 17 other Democratic senators urging Congress to pass
"In short, Senator, I believe that there is no single piece of civil rights legislation in existence that is more impactful
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Wednesday that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning the entire Democratic caucus is now unified behind the legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) reintroduced ENDA in the House this year, but it's unlikely to be considered in the Republican
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