ENDA

Introductions … ENDA, meet EHDLA – you’re perfect for each other

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June 25, 2009

The important effort to enact the Employment Non-Discrimination Act got its official launch on Wednesday, with the introduction of HR 3017.  Lead sponsor Barney Frank was joined on the bill by 117 cosponsors. This year's version contains no surprises: it is trans-inclusive, but also grants religious groups a free pass to discriminate. Most people think […]

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LGBT legal goal: five in four

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November 21, 2008

The bittersweet combination of the Prop 8 loss and the Obama win, combined with the Dems picking up more seats in both houses of Congress, means that a much greater focus on federal-level policy-making is in the offing in lgbt politics. In thinking about what should be prioritized, the first cut is between what the […]

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Is there life after Prop 8?

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November 9, 2008

I've been both very busy and traveling a lot since the election, so this is my first chance to lay down a few thoughts on the post Prop 8 world for lgbt rights. Irony of ironies, my travels have taken me first to Los Angeles and now to Utah, where I arrived Friday night too […]

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Federal judge rules that refusal to hire based on gender identity is sex discrimination

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September 19, 2008

Today, in the first ever victory directly on this point, the ACLU won a federal court decision holding that discrimination against a transgender person constitutes per se sex discrimination in violation of Title VII. In Schroer_v_Billington, Judge James Robertson of the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Library of […]

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Barney Frank: 15 more Dem seats = ENDA with transgender

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August 27, 2008

From an interview with Barney Frank at the Democratic National Convention, on congressional races in the coming election: "It’s most important that we increase [the number of Democrats] in the Senate and I believe we will by at least five, maybe seven or eight and that’s going to be very important because that is where […]

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