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NCLR Applauds House and Senate Introduction of ENDA

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2013)—Today, a bi-partisan group of Senators and House members introduced the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit most employers across the country from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers. In the Senate, the bill was introduced by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mark Kirk (R-Ill), and Susan Collins...

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Joint Statement on ENDA Introduction

The bipartisan introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) today reflects the strong national consensus that workers should be evaluated on their merits, not sexual orientation or gender identity. As organizations that have, for decades, challenged LGBTQ workplace discrimination in the courts and worked for passage of inclusive non-discrimination laws at the local, state, and federal level, our commitment to the passage of a robust ENDA remains absolute and resolute. The...

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NCLR Applauds Senate Introduction of Fully Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2011)—Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced that they introduced the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit most employers across the country from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers. The bill, known as ENDA, would make it illegal under federal law for employers with...

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NCLR Applauds the Reintroduction of the Fully Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, March 30, 2011)—Today, U.S. Representative Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced that he will reintroduce the fully inclusive Employeee Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit most employers across the country from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers. The bill, known as ENDA, would make it illegal under federal law for employers with at least 15 employees to discriminate against, harass, or...

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Coalition Urges Congress to Vote on Federal Legislation for Workplace in Honor of First Official Harvey Milk Day

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Necessary and Overdue for Workers (San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2010)  — A coalition of national, state and local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups are calling on Congress to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 (ENDA), H.R. 3017 without further delay. This essential legislation would provide clear federal protection against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. “We thank Speaker...

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LGBTQ and Allied Groups Call on Congress to Pass ENDA Now

More than 200 Organizations Demand Immediate Action (Washington, DC, April 21, 2010)  — Today, the nation’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations, along with allies in the faith, labor and civil rights communities, issued the following statement to members of the United States Congress: “Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act NOW.” Equality Federation, Toni Broaddus, Executive Director Family Equality Council, Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director Gay and...

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LGBTQ Americans Outraged at Delay in Basic Job Rights

(Washington, D.C., August 5, 2009)— The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds Senators Jeff Merkley (OR-D), Susan Collins (ME-R), Olympia Snowe (ME-R), and Edward M. Kennedy (MA-D) for introducing an inclusive Employment Non- Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees from workplace discrimination. The bill, which enjoys bipartisan support in Congress, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing federal...

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LGBTQ Americans Outraged at Delay in Basic Job Rights

(San Francisco, CA, December 4, 2009)—In light of continuing delays in the House of Representatives, we must state clearly and unequivocally: Passing basic job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people must happen now. At a time when our government is deeply focused on the critical issue of employment, it is inexcusable to delay action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Each and every job lost to prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity...

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LGBTQ Americans Outraged at Delay in Basic

(San Francisco, CA, December 4, 2009)—In light of continuing delays in the House of Representatives, we must state clearly and unequivocally: Passing basic job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people must happen now. At a time when our government is deeply focused on the critical issue of employment, it is inexcusable to delay action on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Each and every job lost to prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity...

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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...

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