5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 30

1 . “I’m a dude. I like dudes. And I appreciate a place where dudes can hang out together in dude-company.” An East Texas restaurant in hot water over telling a gay couple “we don't serve fags here” is facing a...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 23

1. "We're just beginning to see this, and we will see a lot more in the midterms. It will be an incredible shift by the time we get to the (presidential) election in 2016." The AP takes a look at how coming out...

Gay Macon band director fired for marrying partner

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5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 13

1. “There is no rational reason for the discrimination that Florida inflicts on married couples.” ACLU and eight gay couples sue the state of Florida over same-sex marriage ban. 2. Lambda Legal is filing a f...
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White House puts full-court pressure on Congress to pass ENDA

Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, is featured in a video released tonight discussing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act being considered in the Senate.

President Barack Obama has come out in full support of the passage of ENDA that would prohibit discrimination of employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. On Monday, the Senate voted to advance the bill that has languished in Congress for more than a decade and a floor debate is expected this week.

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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.

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ENDA vote to come before Thanksgiving

A vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act could come before Thanksgiving, according to sources in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Blade reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will announce today that he will bring ENDA to the floor for a vote possibly as soon as next week.

ENDA, a federal bill that would prohibit employers discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, has languished in Congress for years.