5th December 2014
US: Congress kills the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 11
6:28 PM — The final attempt to pass a law outlawing discrimination against LGBT people in employment has failed.
5th November 2014
US: Anti-discrimination bill could be dead after Republicans win Senate 4
4:02 PM — The Employment Non-Discrimination Act could be dead, after Republicans gained control of the Senate in yesterday's midterm elections.
25th September 2014
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
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.
28th July 2014
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
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.
16th July 2014
US: Record numbers as Transgender Lobby Day attacks ENDA religious exemptions 1
5:18 PM — A record number of transgender activists and allies have taken part in a lobbying event in D.C. to urge lawmakers to push through a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which does not include the broad religious exemption clause.
14th July 2014
Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT rights groups ‘ignorant of political reality’ for dropping ENDA support 11
7:21 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has claimed that the multitude of LGBT rights groups who have dropped their support for the ENDA are "ignorant" of political reality.
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.
27th June 2014
Obama: House Speaker’s lawsuit over executive orders is ‘a stunt’ 4
6:50 PM — Barack Obama has dismissed the Republican House Speaker's planned lawsuit over alleged abuse of Executive Orders as a "stunt".
US: House Speaker announces intention to sue Obama over abuse of executive powers 5
3:20 PM — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he intends to sue President Barack Obama for an abuse of executive powers.
26th June 2014
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
25th June 2014
Boehner recognises importance of civil rights but won’t bring ENDA to a vote 1
4:48 PM — US House Speaker John Boehner recognizes the importance of the Civil Rights Act, yet he continues to refuse to bring the ENDA up for a vote.
23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
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.