November 5, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Illinois voters on Tuesday approved the Illinois Right to Vote Amendment, which bans all voter discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or income. This provision will amend the Suffrage and Election Article of the Illinois Constitution. The ...[read more]
September 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday ordered the arrest of seven men who appeared in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men have been accused of inciting debauchery and spreading a video that violates public morals. In a statement the prosecutor's office said ...[read more]
July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a ...[read more]
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]
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 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in places of employment. According to media sources, the bill originally included protections for commercial transactions, housing, governmental services, ...[read more]
May 14, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 14, 1974, former US Representatives Bella Abzug and Ed Koch of New York introduced the Equality Act in the US House of Representatives. The Equality Act was a proposal to expand the coverage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill was ...[read more]
January 26, 2013
by Max Slater
The Virginia Senate approved legislation on Friday that would prohibit the state government from discriminating against its employees based on sexual orientation. The Senate passed the bill 24-16 with four Republicans joining all 20 Democrats in support. Senator Adam Ebbin (D), an openly gay ...[read more]

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