June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill by a vote of 64 to 32 outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ENDA expands ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Senate on Monday voted 61-30 to move forward with the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, employers are only ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Max Slater
Voters in Ireland on Saturday rejected a constitutional amendment that would have abolished the country's Senate, dealing a defeat to Prime Minister Enda Kenny. Kenny had personally campaigned for the amendment, saying that the Senate was toothless, undemocratic and unnecessary in light of recent... ...[read more]
July 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) on Wednesday approved a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As federal law currently stands, ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Addison Morris
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday introduced the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, which would establish new rules determining when abortions may be performed to save the life of the mother. The proposed law would not significantly change the country's strict laws on ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing Tuesday on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), focusing on discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees across the country. Among the panel of witnesses attending the ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Iraq's human rights situation remains fragile, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reported Wednesday. Iraq is currently transitioning from a decade-long dictatorship and its underlying armed conflict and violence to a peaceful democratic system. UNAMI recognized some improvements towards ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
A bill aimed at banning workplace discrimination motivated by an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identification was introduced in the US Senate on Wednesday by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), if passed, would protect employees from discriminat... ...[read more]
October 23, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Jennifer Levi: When Representative Sanchez voted against advancing out of committee the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) she made the understatement, We could have done better. If passed, the bill advanced by the committee would create law that prohibits discrimination in... ...[read more]

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