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Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By EDGE | Jun 24
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

By EDGE | May 31
In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

After Senate Win Gay Groups Shift Focus to Obama

By JuliePace | Nov 8
Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though much smaller.

Senate Panel OKs Bill Banning Anti-Gay Job Bias

By Sam Hananel | Jul 10
Gay rights advocates won another victory Wednesday after a Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Push for ENDA Continues

By Antoinette Weil | May 23
Though gay activists have seen incredible strides regarding LGBT rights over the past few years, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has yet to be signed into law, despite it being introduced in almost every Congress since 1994.

Paul Ryan Supports Gay Adoption & ENDA But Not Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | May 1
Former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has come out in support for gay adoption but still believes marriage should be between one man and one woman.

Virginia House Subcommittee Kills Employment-Nondiscrimination Bill

By John Riley | Feb 21
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee voted Tuesday to table SB701, a bill that would prohibit discrimination in public employment based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act Introduced in Maryland Senate

By John Riley | Jan 31
LGBT allies in the Maryland General Assembly introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals in the Free State.

Study: Transgender Discrimination Costs Mass. Millions

By Peter Cassels | May 11
The Williams Institute released a study on Wednesday, May 11, that concludes the exclusion of transgender people from Massachusetts’ employment non-discrimination laws costs the Commonwealth millions of dollars each year.

ENDA to Be Reintroduced in Congress

By Michael K. Lavers | Mar 30
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced on Wednesday, March 30, he plans to reintroduce the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It is highly unlikely the GOP-controlled House will pass the measure during this Congress, but Frank stressed activists need to start laying the groundwork for its passage now.

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