21st September 2014
US: Republican candidate breaks ranks to back discharge petition for anti-discrimination bill 1
12:36 PM — An out Republican congressional candidate has broken ranks with his party to support a discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
18th September 2014
US: House Democrats seek vote on ENDA
9:34 PM — Wednesday, a discharge petition was filed by four US House Democrats in an attempt to force a vote of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by the end of the congressional term.
10th September 2014
US: House panel rejects LGBT veterans’ benefits bill 4
11:15 PM — A US House of Representatives panel has rejected a bill that would have ensured that same-sex spouses of veterans receive benefits regardless of the state they live in.
25th July 2014
US: House Representative minimises religious exemption in ENDA 2
8:17 PM — Congressman Jared Polis, an out gay sponsor for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), minimised the religious exemption in the bill earlier this week without an official announcement.
9th July 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’ 3
12:40 PM — The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to religious groups having permission to discriminate against gays.
8th July 2014
US: Several LGBT rights groups withdraw support of ENDA 6
10:18 PM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The American Civil Liberties Union announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Tuesday in two separate statements.
14th June 2014
US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption 11
1:21 PM — Several prominent LGBT groups have dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over a 'religious freedom' exemption.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
10th April 2014
US: Republican congressman who voted against gay rights changes mind, co-sponsors ENDA 2
9:05 PM — A Republican congressman who has previously voted against gay rights has become a co-sponsor of ENDA, a bill which provides protections from homophobia in the workplace.
14th March 2014
US: Republican donors push for bill banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 1
1:28 PM — A group of Republican donors and former GOP lawmakers have joined a gay rights coalition to push the US House to vote for a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
30th December 2013
US: Florida Democrats hope to push forward with LGBT rights bills in 2014 2
12:39 PM — Democrats in the US state of Florida have expressed an interest in pushing forward with bills to extend civil rights to LGBT people in 2014.
15th November 2013
Study: LGBT people of colour amongst most disadvantaged in American workforce 3
7:02 PM — According to a new report, American LGBT workers of colour are at high risk of poverty and unemployment.
14th November 2013
US radio host insists story of homophobic Christian couple was a ‘ruse’ to support ENDA 20
11:31 AM — A US radio host and Fox news contributor has accused the story of a Missouri couple who called a gay waiter "fag" on their bill of being an elaborate "ruse" designed to garner support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
4th November 2013
Speaker John Boehner says LGBT discrimination law would ‘cost US jobs’ 10
5:37 PM — Republican US House Speaker John Boehner has described proposals to outlaw LGBT discrimination as an attack on small businesses, ahead of a Senate vote.
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).
30th October 2013
US: Ban on LGBT discrimination gains key Senate vote
6:37 PM — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin's support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) means all 54 Democrats in the US senate are backing a pivotal piece of LGBT legislation.
9th September 2013
In 29 US states you can be fired for being gay, Obama says this must end 43
11:30 PM — President Obama has reignited the campaign for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that will make it illegal for employers to sack workers for being gay.
29th August 2013
Procter and Gamble announces support for federal US employment nondiscrimination legislation 3
7:44 PM — Consumer goods company Procter and Gamble has joined a coalition of businesses backing a bipartisan effort of end workplace discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity.
22nd June 2013
Poll: Majority of Americans support discrimination protections for gay and lesbian people 1
6:10 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support laws banning workplace discrimination against gay and lesbian people.