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(September 24, 2009, Washington, DC)-The House Committee on Education and Labor, led by Chairman George Miller (D-CA), heard testimony yesterday morning about the devastating impact of workplace discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The hearing was part of the Committee's work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), HR 3017.

Signals Commitment By Obama Administration To Protect Transgender Workers From Discrimination dianeschroerWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice decided not to appeal a federal court ruling awarding transgender veteran Diane Schroer the maximum compensation for the discrimination she suffered after being refused a job with the Library of Congress. The deadline for seeking an appeal was June 30. The American Civil Liberties Union has represented ...

Vandy Beth Glenn (Lambda Legal: Atlanta, GA) — The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia today denied the Georgia General Assembly's motion to dismiss Lambda Legal's federal lawsuit on behalf of Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as Legislative Editor after she told them she planned to transition from male to ...

WASHINGTON, June 24 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds today’s introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would protect against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The measure was introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). The Task Force was the first national organization to advocate for federal nondiscrimination protections when it worked with then-U.S. Reps. Bella Abzug and Ed Koch to introduce a sweeping bill in 1974. The Task Force has ...

Mayor Steve LueckeMayor Stephen J. Luecke today issued the first executive order in his 12 years in office, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity for City employees or in municipal government's recruitment of prospective workers. Although less far-reaching than a previously proposed Human Rights Ordinance, Executive Order No. 1-2009 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in ...

(Washington, DC) Today, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Benefits and Non-Discrimination. The memorandum follows the Administration’s review regarding what benefits may be extended to the same-sex partners of federal employees in the civil service and the foreign service within the confines of existing federal laws and statutes. The memorandum also directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue guidelines within 90 days to all executive departments and agencies about how to comply with and ...

The White House has released a statement describing reasoning for supporting a Presidential veto of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act HR 3685. Issues discussed include religious exemptions, effects on the Defense of Marriage Act, and the theoretical difficulties in enforcement of the bill. Contact the President directly regarding ENDA to share your thoughts: 202-456-1111 or See the text of their reasoning below.

Floor statement on ENDA from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

Wednesday, 10. 24. 2007  –  Section: TransNews, Vault

GENDER-IDENTITY INCLUSIVENESS IN ENDA -- (House of Representatives - October 23, 2007) --- Mr. Speaker and my colleagues, later on this week or perhaps early next week, this House will embark on the latest chapter in our Nation's history of extending the civil rights that all Americans should be entitled to to one other group. We will be considering the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. It is an effort to make sure that people are not discriminated against in their workplace because ...

The House has voted on and passed the non-trans-inclusive ENDA. You all did amazing work putting in contacts to your representatives, and should be proud of the fuss we caused. Keep up the good work, making yourselves heard on Capitol Hill. Read more about the bill and its effect on the trans community at UnitedENDA.

Talking points on ENDA

Monday, 10. 22. 2007  –  Section: TransNews, Vault

Transgender People and Pervasive Discrimination Transgender people face pervasive discrimination in every area of life. Transgender people are often rejected by families, harassed and kicked out of school, and discriminated against in daily life in supermarkets, malls, on public transportation, etc. Although all of these problems are terrible, the most acute need for transgender people is anti-discrimination protections in the workplace. When a transgender person loses a job and can't find another one due to additional discrimination, they can become homeless, ...

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