Nine U.S. Senators Tell Harkin It’s Time to Move on ENDA

Nine U.S. senators (a bipartisan group, no less) wants the Senate panel with jurisdiction over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to advance the legislation to the floor by a committee vote.  It’s long overdue, of that we can all agree.

ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, is a proposed bill in the United States Congress that seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring and employment by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.

Congress has been considering the measure since 1994 in every session with the exception of the 109th.

Read: 9 U.S. senators to Harkin: Time to move on ENDA [Washington Blade]

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LGBT Fast Friday News 6/15/12

Fast Friday is a weekly feature in which I provide links to news items and other resources of interest to the LGBT community.  I didn’t have a chance to post this week — I was busier than words at work — but I did want to pass on some interesting tid-bits in honor of Fast Friday.

Would President Romney undo pro-LGBT advances?     [Washington Blade]

Gay Parents Study: Dollarship Disguised as Scholarship   [Truth Wins Out]

Trans advocate testifies before Senate on ENDA    [Washington Blade]

Judge says man can’t hand out Bibles at Twin Cities Pride fest   [Star Tribune]

Thanks, Secretary Hillary Clinton, for a wonderful message commemorating Pride Month:

Huh? Allowing gay adoption is ‘a form of sexual abuse?’  Really?  Watch this …

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White House Refuses ENDA Executive Order

According to the Washington Blade, HRC President Joe Solmonese made the following statement yesterday:

“Earlier today, we were told that the administration is not ready to move forward with a federal contractor nondiscrimination executive order at this time,” Solmonese said. “We are extremely disappointed with this decision and will continue to advocate for an executive order from the president. The unfortunate truth is that hard-working Americans can be fired simply for being gay or transgender. Given the number of employees that would be covered by this executive order, it represents a critical step forward.”

Read the full article here.

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A Compendium of Recent News Items

Here are some interesting blog posts and news items that you may be interested in reading. Some are from the last couple of weeks or so, others are older but still worth a read:

Are Marriage Equality Opponents Bigots? — Change.org

Illinois schools still flunk out on LGBTQ equity — Windy City Times

Florida Gay Adoption Still Banned Despite Headlines — Atlanta Divorce Law Blog

Federal Court to Hear DOMA Challenge — Beyond Chron

The Rights of Gay Employees — NCLR Blog

Canadians Love Their Gay Marriage — Gay Agenda

Disclaimer:  The information, comments and links posted on the blog do not constitute legal advice.   I will not respond to any specific legal questions in the comments section of this blog. Read my entire disclaimer.

copyright 2010 Irene C. Olszewski