Campaign: Pass ENDA

Obama’s epic fail on equal pay: LGBT need not apply?

Tuesday was a day for Obama to make nice with Lilly Ledbetter the many heterosexual women he’s let down. What about the LGBT community? Photograph: Susan Walsh / AP President Obama just announced a couple executive actions intended to close the wage gap between men and women. “Our job’s not finished yet,” he said at  Read More »

DNC treasurer says lack of ENDA directive ‘frustrating and perplexing’

Democratic National Committee Treasurer Andrew Tobias says the lack of an ENDA executive order is “frustrating and perplexing” (Blade file photo by Michael Key). Democratic National Committee Treasurer Andrew Tobias has joined those expressing concern over why President Obama hasn’t signed an executive order barring LGBT discrimination among federal contractors, saying it should be signed  Read More »

Obama hedges on banning workplace antigay discrimination

Now that President Obama has responded to congressional inaction on minimum wages by ordering pay increases for federal contractors’ employees, gay-rights advocates want to know why he has ignored their pleas to prohibit those contractors – who employ 20 percent of working Americans – from discriminating against gays and lesbians. “As CEO of the largest workforce  Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: LGBT Advocates Question Obama on Executive Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 29 January 2014 Media Contact: Heather Cronk,, 202-491-7240 President Obama Heads to Maryland to Announce Executive Action on Minimum Wage, Even As He Refuses to Take Executive Action on LGBT Discrimination LANHAM, MD — Following the State of the Union address last night, President Obama will head to Lanham, Maryland, this  Read More »

LGBT activists criticize Obama after SOTU

WASHINGTON — President Obama is taking flak from some LGBT advocates for failing to address stalled legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation by federal contractors. Activists have been pressing Obama to use executive authority to implement the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and had high hopes that the president would use Tuesday night’s  Read More »

Obama executive omissions leave some allies angry

By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — For some White House allies, the long list of executive actions President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address was marred by a few glaring omissions. Gay rights advocates are seething over Obama’s refusal to grant employment discrimination protections to gays and lesbians  Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Block Party” Today at Boehner’s West Chester Office

MEDIA ADVISORY: “BLOCK PARTY” Progressives Throw a “Block Party” to Call For an End to John Boehner’s Obstructionism FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2013 Media Contact: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez,, 305-321-1784 Local Ohio Contact: Autumn Leaf, 614-551-7935 WEST CHESTER, OHIO: On Wednesday afternoon, progressive organizers working on a range of issues—including comprehensive immigration reform, LGBT workplace  Read More »

Speaker Boehner Is Tanking The Republican Party

As the House of Representatives resumes its business and members return to their districts for the Thanksgiving holiday, the American people are asking, “What the heck have they been doing in our nation’s capital this year?” Key pieces of legislation, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and Comprehensive Immigration Reform, have passed the Senate  Read More »

Who’s to Blame for ENDA’s Demise?

Democrats and major gay-rights groups haven’t pressed all that hard to end workplace discrimination. BY COLE STANGLER Last week, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBT people, by a 64-32 vote. However the legislation looks dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled House, which means that for at  Read More »

LGBT activists rip ‘out-of-touch’ Boehner for stifling ENDA non-discrimination bill

By Arturo Garcia Thursday, November 14, 2013 17:48 EST LGBT activists slammed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday for his latest refusal to move forward on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). “Speaker Boehner has once again shown that he is out of touch with American voters,” GetEQUAL co-director Felipe Sousa Rodríguez told The Raw Story  Read More »