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  • LGBT groups dump ENDA after Hobby Lobby

    07/09/2014 7:20:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The Hobby Lobby case has produced some ridiculous hysteria and pronouncements, especially from lawmakers and Obama administration officials, and that may have just produced some significant backfire on their own side of the aisle. The White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill put a lot of effort into pushing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on behalf of the LGBT community, a bill that would prohibit employment discrimination for a wide range of sexual-orientation categories. It passed the Senate with Republican votes that came after adding a clause that protected religious expression similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA),...
  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • Monica Wehby endorses ENDA (OR: RNC Bait and switch)

    06/19/2014 9:30:11 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 06/16/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    When (Republican) Wehby was first asked (before the primary)about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, she said she was not familiar enough with the bill to take a stand on it. Wehby also visited Portland's annual Pride Festival on Friday and tweeted pictures of her posing with participants. The festival, held in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, is tied to the annual parade celebrating the LGBT community.
  • 'Gays' admit ENDA game: outlaw Christian morality

    11/11/2013 4:18:22 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 21 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Matt Barber
    If Signorile and other "LGBT" activists get their way, this would mean that churches, mosques, synagogues, religious schools, Bible bookstores, as well as any and every other business in America with 15 or more employees, would be forced, under penalty of law, to abandon the biblical and traditional-values viewpoint on human sexuality, and hire (and otherwise not offend) those who openly flaunt expressly sinful and demonstrably self-destructive sexual behaviors.
  • 10 Republican Senators Voted to Force Businesses to hire Transvestites

    11/08/2013 4:22:49 PM PST · by Shery · 53 replies ^ | November 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Margarine is on the way to becoming illegal, but businesses will be required to employ 300 pound men in dresses. Because America is now Sweden. 10 Republican Senators courageously joined the effort to prevent businesses from firing men who wear dresses. How many Republicans voted for the bill?: 10. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.). At this point, McCain isn’t exactly a surprise. Ayotte unfortunately does whatever he tells her. Why did...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 ( – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Quotas for Transsexuals: What ENDA Portends

    11/08/2013 1:09:45 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    A man dressed as a woman entered a women’s locker-room at a college in Washington State. This locker-room at Evergreen State College is used not just by co-eds but also by little girls who use the college for programs.In a subsequent police report the transvestite was accused of “sitting with her legs open with her male genitalia showing.” Put aside the absurdity of a “her” having “male genitalia” and focus on the fact that what this man did was perfectly legal. Police and the school had to ignore the complaints because in Washington State “sexual orientation and gender identity”...
  • ENDA Threatens Fundamental Civil Liberties

    11/08/2013 3:43:29 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    America is dedicated to protecting First Amendment freedoms while respecting citizens’ equality before the law. None of these freedoms is absolute: Strong governmental interests can at times trump fundamental civil liberties. But the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA) does not satisfy any such interest; rather, it tramples First Amendment rights and unnecessarily impinges on citizens’ right to run their businesses the way they choose. The proposed legislation does not protect equality before the law; instead it would create special privileges that are enforceable against private actors. ENDA could also have serious unintended consequences. It would impose liability on employers...
  • Ari Fleischer: Why the House must pass ENDA (Remember-the Bushes are CONSERVATIVES!)

    11/07/2013 6:22:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ari Fleischer, Bush White House press secretary
    On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing to do. No one should lose their job, or not get hired, because of their sexual orientation. Allowing people to be successful in their workplaces is an essential piece of individual opportunity and liberty. Working for a living is one of America’s freedoms. It’s a virtue to be encouraged — and supporting it is important to...
  • Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

    11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics. Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme...
  • Nay/Yea votes for ENDA

    11/07/2013 4:10:02 PM PST · by upchuck · 25 replies
    US Senate ^ | Nov 7, 2013 | US Senate
    Votes here.
  • Harry Reid: Mormons evolving on gay rights

    11/06/2013 8:17:13 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 73 replies ^ | November 06, 2013 | BURGESS EVERETT
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its members are gradually changing their views on gay rights, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On the precipice of passage for a bill that would ban workforce discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the Mormon Reid (D-Nev.) told a small group of reporters that as his social views have shifted to embrace bills like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, so to have many of his fellow churchgoers. “When I attend church here in Washington, D.C., I bet more people agree with me than disagree with me, and so...
  • Senator Mary Landrieu votes for Anti-Catholic/Anti-Christian Bill [ENDA]

    11/05/2013 4:57:58 PM PST · by topher · 1 replies
    Various | November 5, 2013 | Vanity
    The ENDA Bill is one that strips Catholics and Christians of their Religious Freedom. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is one who has helped pass this Anti-Catholic/Anti-Christian Bill. Below is info on the Bill and articles about it: From Catholic Bishops say ENDA could ‘punish’ traditional religious views [Excerpt] by Ben Johnson Tue Nov 05, 2013 13:14 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., November 4, 2013 ( – A bill to forbid “discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees could “punish” those who hold to traditional views about sexuality and biology, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) warns. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act...
  • Night of the Living ENDA

    11/05/2013 7:46:11 AM PST · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    American Clarion ^ | November 5, 2013 | Gina Miller
    Just like the flesh-eating zombies in Romero’s classic 1968 horror picture Night of the Living Dead, the sinister “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (ENDA) won’t stay in the grave. Although attempts to add “sexual orientation” to the list of federally protected people date back to the early 1970s, ENDA was first spawned in 1994 and repeatedly re-introduced and killed in subsequent Congresses. Back in April, it again became undead in the Senate, as S. 815, by pro-homosexual Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and 55 cosponsors, two of whom are Republican: Susan Collins (ME) and Mark Kirk (IL). In the House, we...
  • Reid Hopes to Pass LGBT Workplace Protections

    11/01/2013 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    The search is on for one last senator to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor for the first time in 17 years next week, a statistic that both awes and infuriates advocates who say the vote is long overdue. "People realize this is the next big civil rights step in America," says Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. "It is a historic step forward." The legislation would make it illegal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation. Already nearly two...
  • Harkin pushes bill prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity

    11/04/2013 1:00:33 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies ^ | Dar Danielson | November 4, 2013
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor today urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Harkin said a vote in favor of the bill would be positive for both the House and Senate. “I think in the general public we’re probably about as popular as a toothache right now,” Harkin said. “But this week we can show the American people that we can come together and we can lift our eyes above the haze and the smoke, the horizon, and we can make this country a...
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • Senator Collins, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination

    04/18/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Senator Susan Collins ^ | April 15, 2011 | Senator Susan Collins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, along with her colleagues Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Tom Harkin (D-IA), have introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to finally prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Senator Collins has long been a strong supporter of this legislation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 would prohibit employers, employment agencies, labor organizations and joint labor-management committees from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against those employed or seeking employment, on the basis of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. Such protections are already in...
  • Refudiating “Does Sarah Palin Support Gay Rights?”

    02/09/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement ^ | February 9, 2011 | David Badash
    There’s a dangerous meme making its way across the Internets: “Does Sarah Palin support gay rights?” thanks to her almost-Libertarian response to gay GOP group GOProud’s attendance at this weekend’s CPAC. The Alaska Dispatch, writing at Huffington Post, reports Palin “told the Christian Broadcasting Network that it was a ‘scheduling conflict’ that prevented her appearance, not GOProud’s presence at the convention. And she went one step further, telling CBN that conference attendees should not so quickly dismiss the opportunity to provide a full spectrum of conservatism. News website POLITICO reports Palin alluded to the controversy that GOProud’s inclusion at the...
  • Cain's thoughts on abortion, DADT, and ENDA

    01/18/2011 7:05:04 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 8 replies ^ | 1/18/11 | Chris Woodward
    "I absolutely would defund Planned Parenthood -- not because I don't believe in planning parenthood, [but because] Planned Parenthood as an organization is an absolute farce on the American people," he notes. "People who know the history of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, they know that the intention was not to help young women who get pregnant to plan their parenthood. No -- it was a sham to be able to kill black babies." ...