President Obama signs a sweeping executive order protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
The order explicitly protects transgender federal employees from workplace discrimination while also seting strong new standards for federal contractors.
Click here to learn more about the order, Obama's LGBT legacy of achievement, and what must still be done to protect LGBT workers nationwide.
- The Journey to Passing ENDA in the Senate
- Legislative Timeline
- Americans for Workplace Opportunity Coalition
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Myth vs. Fact
- Religious Exemption Fact Sheet
- Section by Section Explanation of the Bill
- Support from Civil Rights Groups
- ENDA Talking Points
- Stories of Discrimination
- Working in the Shadows (ACLU)
About LGBT Workplace Issues
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. ENDA simply affords to all Americans basic employment protection from discrimination based on irrational prejudice. The bill explicitly prohibits preferential treatment and quotas and does not permit disparate impact suits. In addition, it exempts small businesses, religious organizations and the military.