Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Watch President Obama sign an executive order protecting against LGBT employment discrimination

TweetThis morning, President Obama is set to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT federal employees. The executive order will not contain additional religious exemptions as the current text of ENDA does – something advocates had feared. This executive order will expand protections for federal employees to include gender identity, as well as barring federal [...]
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In aftermath of Hobby Lobby decision, major LGBT groups withdraw support for ENDA

TweetIn the fallout of the Hobby Lobby decision, seven major LGBT organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA is not new to much-needed criticism, but the religious exemption established by the SCOTUS ruling that allows companies to deny birth control coverage was the straw that broke the camels back for these groups.  Tweet
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What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination?

Tweet Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on the elliptical. We’ve all read a lot about the big picture of what the Court decided in the [...]
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Study finds LGBT applicants 23 percent less likely to get a job interview

Tweet A new study, conducted by the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work, compared the responses to 100 pairs of fictional applications for jobs with government contractors. Each pair included an “LGBT application” that listed experience at an LGBT organization, and a “non LGBT application” that names similar roles in organizations that are not [...]
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Pennsylvania becomes 19th state where same-sex marriage is now legal

Tweet In a ruling last night, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages – and joined the ranks of peers in other states, like Idaho and Oregon, who have expertly defended the constitutional right of all people to marry.  Tweet
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