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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would finally update federal civil rights law to include protections in the workplace against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Urge your Senator to pass ENDA and enact workplace protections for all.


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40 Years of Fighting to End Workplace Discrimination

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM
In 1974, two members of the House of Representatives, Reps. Bella Abzug (D-NY) and Ed Koch (D-NY), introduced a bill entitled the “Equality Act of 1974″.  This bill would ban discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment on a national level. This was the first of its kind. In 1994, this effort morphed into a bill known as […]

The Moral Imperative of Non-Discrimination

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Jul 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Amidst the suffering and conflict occurring in too many parts of the world, the White House delivered good news and something to celebrate today.  Rabbi David Saperstein and I were privileged to be in the East Room of the White House this morning to watch President Obama sign an Executive Order prohibiting all companies that […]

Debating ENDA

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Recent headlines about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) have been reminiscent of those from nearly seven years ago, when ENDA passed the House of Representatives. In the 110th Congress, then-Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced the first trans-inclusive version of ENDA. However, after a preliminary vote proved the bill had no chance of passing, Rep. Frank […]
The struggle for LGBT equality is at the forefront of the civil rights movement. We see discrimination that is either condoned or approved by local and federal government on a range of topics from employment to marriage and immigration to adoption. Thankfully, we are beginning to see progress made, but there is still much work to be done.
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