President Obama Bars Discrimination Against LGBTQ Employees

(San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2014)—Today, the White House announced that on Monday President Obama will sign an Executive Order requiring all recipients of federal contracts to have policies that prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal contractors employ more than 20 percent of the U.S. workforce, and this historic move will extend crucial protections to millions of employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Executive Order...


Senate Committee Considers Federal Legislation for Workplace Protections

NCLR: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Necessary and Overdue for Workers (Washington, DC, November 5, 2009) —The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) commends the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for convening hearings today on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 (ENDA), S. 1584. This essential legislation would provide clear federal protection against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A similar hearing...


Grassroots Power Harnessed to Pass Employment Non-Discrimination Act

National Organizations Co-Lead Grassroots Organizing Training at National Equality March (Washington, D.C., October 9, 2009) — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)-National are hosting a training on grassroots organizing to pass the Employment Non- Discrimination Act (ENDA) as part of this weekend’s National Equality March in Washington, D.C. ENDA...


NCLR Attorney Awarded Chicana/Latina Foundation’s 2009 Emerging Leadership Award

(San Francisco, California, September 21, 2009) — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) today announced that Chicana/Latina Foundation will honor NCLR attorney Lisa Cisneros with its 2009 Emerging Leadership Award. The Emerging Leadership Award is presented annually to young leaders committed to social justice and who have demonstrated their commitment with actions and deeds. Cisneros joined NCLR as a Pride Law Fellow in the fall of 2007. She leads Proyecto Poderoso— Project Powerful—a...


The National Center for Lesbian Rights Hails Introduction of Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

(Washington, D.C., June 25, 2009)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a collaboration of expert organizations today announced the New Beginning Initiative, designed to push for concrete federal administration policy and regulatory changes directly benefiting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and eliminating discrimination from federal policies. The initiative, which is an outcome of the National Policy...


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