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House Republicans Urge Boehner to Allow ENDA Vote

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Dec 4
Six Republican supporters of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act urged House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the LGBT-rights bill as part of a broader legislative package in a letter sent Wednesday.

LGBT Workplace Advocates Gather in SF

NATIONAL | By Yael Chanoff | Nov 3
This week, 3,000 people will flock to the Moscone Center for the 16th annual Out and Equal Summit on Workplace Equality.

GOP Rep. Chris Gibson Backs Attaching ENDA to Defense Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
A Republican cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act publicly endorsed a strategy Saturday that would attach the piece of LGBT-rights legislation as an amendment to a broader defense bill.

Log Cabin Republicans Join GOP Mayors in Support of ENDA

Today Log Cabin Republicans announced a robust list of influential Republican Mayors from across the country who support passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Polis Seeks to Narrow ENDA's Religious Exemption

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 26
Rep. Jared Polis sought to narrow the Employment Non-Discrimination Act's religious exemption with a resolution quietly introduced Tuesday and referred to the House Committee on Rules.

ENDA Support Falters; GOP Backers Dig In

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Jul 17
After legislation that would prohibit most cases of LGBT workplace discrimination witnessed an exodus of support from several major LGBT-rights groups earlier this week, Republican backers vowed to push forward.

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 9
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.

ENDA Victim of Friendly Fire:: The ACLU & 6 LGBT Orgs Pull Support

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 9
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, when six national gay rights organizations led by the ACLU, citing objections to the bill’s religious exemption, publicly withdrew their support for the legislation.

Natl. Gay and Lesbian Task Force Withdrawing Support for ENDA

Citing concerns over the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund has withdrawn its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Right Wing Lather Over Anticipated Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

The political and religious right has long been up in arms over what it says is an excessive number of executive orders, but the prospect of an order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors is especially galling.

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