5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 21

1. The governor of Rhode Island just signed a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth.2. Congressional leaders met with administrators from historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — in W...

FDA opens door to ending gay blood donation ban

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signaled Tuesday that it is reevaluating its policy on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, less than a year after changing its former policy and less than two months s...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, August 21

1. Wikipedia has banned Congress from making edits to the site after claims that a U.S. representative authorized transphobic edits from a staff member. The Wikipedia pages of actress Laverne Cox and whistleblo...
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Breaking: Senate votes to approve ENDA

Today the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a law that prohibits discrimination against LGBT employees in the workforce.

Sixty-one members of the Senate in a bipartisan effort voted to approve the bill that has languished in Congress for some 20 years. The 61-30 vote means ENDA clears the cloture requirement needed for a floor debate and final vote on the bill expected to come later this week.

House Speaker John Boehner, however, has said he is opposed to the legislation meaning it will not likely pass.

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Federal ENDA to pass in Senate but Boehner expected to halt LGBT bill in House



With the U.S. Senate expected to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this week, the bill that would protect LGBT people from being fired from their jobs simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, hit a significant hurdle Monday — House Speaker John Boehner.

"The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement, according to a story in Huffington Post.