Comments on Sen. Harry Reid’s Facebook Page Illustrate the Need for ENDA

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 6:35 pm

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reiterated his longstanding support for passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday with a personal note.

“My niece is a lesbian,” Reid told reporters. “She’s a school teacher. Her employment shouldn’t be affected with that. We should have a law that says that, not just the good graces of wherever you work.”

It’s Time for Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez to Take a Stand on ENDA

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 2:00 pm

Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) each won their U.S. Senate primaries in Massachusetts on Tuesday. While Rep. Markey is well known as a longtime, rock-solid supporter of LGBT equality, Mr. Gomez has remained vague about his views beyond his support for the freedom to marry. It’s time for Mr. Gomez to start getting specific.

Bi-Partisan ENDA to Be Introduced Thursday in Both Houses

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:25 pm

This Thursday, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will be introduced in the US House and the US Senate, with bi-partisan sponsorship in both houses.

Republican Senatorial Candidates From Massachusetts Debate DOMA

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 5:00 pm

The three Massachusetts Republicans vying for the Bay State’s open U.S. Senate seat held their first debate on Wednesday night. Candidates Mike Sullivan, Dan Winslow and Gabriel Gomez were asked to give their views on two marriage-related questions:

-Is the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) constitutional?
-Should states have the right to maintain discriminatory marriage laws?

37 U.S. Senators Sign Letter Urging President Obama to Sign Executive Order Barring Fed Contractor Anti-LGBT Bias

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 10:20 am

Today 37 U.S. Senators signed a letter — led by Sen. Jeff Merkley, urging Barack Obama to pick that pen up and use it. Doing this should be a no brainer as a strong majority — 57 percent — of Fortune 500 companies already have inclusive anti-discrimination policies in place. Human Rights Campaign.

Anti-gay ‘Christian’ Ashley Furniture fires lesbian staffer because ‘God told them to’; tosses ‘n-word’ around office

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 11:15 am

Well, if the President is serious about his commitment to equality, as he mentioned in his inaugural address (“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law”), he may want to take a look at that non-discrimination executive order again. After all, Ashley Furniture is a federal contractor and would have to stop this behavior right quick if he signed it.

Virginia Commonwealth University volleyball coach: I was fired for being gay

By: Monday December 3, 2012 6:19 am

It’s surprising how many people think you cannot be fired for being LGBT in this country. It’s important to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) — but that even with it, discrimination will still occur — it will just be against the law.

Democratic Party Platform Calls for Marriage Equality, Passage of ENDA

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 12:00 pm

I’ll take a party that is willing to put in its platform that I should not be fired for being LGBT and that I have the right to marry over a party that thinks women are incubators and rape receptacles and LGBTs, well, aren’t even given a shred of dignity never mind any legal rights heterosexuals take for granted. They like their homos in the closet (or just out to have great Homocon parties with) and with open wallets to help elect outright homophobes.

Report: Marriage Equality, DOMA, ENDA Planks Added to Dem Platform Draft

By: Monday July 30, 2012 6:30 pm

A report indicates a draft of the Democratic platform will have pro-lgbt language on marriage equality, ENDA and DOMA. Well, considering 1) the polls are solidly moving in favor of the right for gays and lesbians to marry, and 2) the fact that the plank in the Democratic platform is fairly symbolic, and 3) the President already came out in support of marriage equality, you’d think this was a given.

Head of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: LGBTs Should File Discrimination Complaints Now

By: Monday June 25, 2012 2:44 pm

Dr. Scout at the Network for LGBT Health Equity at The Fenway Institute recently interviewed Chai Feldblum, head of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), at the White House Pride Reception. They discussed employment discrimination and what LGBTs can do about it at the current time, since it’s perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay. However, Feldblum encouraged all LGBT people to file complaints if they experience employment discrimination; the Commission’s field staff has been trained on how to handle the recent ruling and spread the word to companies as well. Documentation of discrimination helps build the case for passing ENDA.

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