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Obama executive orders fight discrimination

Winnie Stachelberg writes about the effects of ending decades of taxpayer-funded discrimination, which President Barack Obama did on Monday by signing a pair of executive orders.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ENDA: Next step forward in march for equality

Winnie Stachelberg writes on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, the next step in the march toward LGBT equality.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Business Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act—Fact Not Fiction

U.S. Capitol BuildingYesterday, with bipartisan support, the Senate opened debate on a bill to protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, while the House stated its opposition claiming that these protections are bad for business. Here are five fast facts about business support for LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policies.

By Laura E. Durso and Winnie Stachelberg | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Preventing Domestic Abusers and Stalkers from Accessing Guns

The Smith & Wesson .45 caliber M1911 pistol article icon Issue Brief Weaknesses in federal law and law enforcement leave untold numbers of women vulnerable to gun violence committed by men who have harassed, stalked, threatened, and terrorized them, often for years.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, Chelsea Parsons, and Megan Knauss | Thursday, May 9, 2013

10 Things to Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

This week a bipartisan group of senators and representatives are introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would finally make it illegal in all 50 states to discriminate against LGBT workers.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blindfolded, and with One Hand Tied Behind the Back

Handguns at Capitol City Arms Supply article icon Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A New Phase for U.S. Policy on Syria

Syria demonstrationAdditional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.

By Rudy deLeon, Michael Werz, and Brian Katulis, with Tom Perriello, Winnie Stachelberg, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Constitutionality of Proposed Firearms Legislation

Gun store article icon Issue Brief The firearm regulation measures endorsed by President Obama and proposed by Congress are safely within constitutional confines and reflect the sort of reasonable regulation that the Supreme Court has already endorsed in previous cases.

By Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Robyn Thomas | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

By Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013

President Obama’s Announcement and What’s Next for Marriage Equality

play_alt icon Video Winnie Stachelberg discusses President Obama's historic announcement in support of marriage equality and explains how he is in line with public opinion on the issue.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

U.S. Senate Should Pursue Other Options to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 9, 2010

What’s Congress’s Agenda for the Lame Duck Session?

play_alt icon Video Winnie Stachelberg previews the upcoming lame duck session in Congress and discusses how the elections could affect the session's productivity.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Monday, November 22, 2010

Two Big Victories

Congress takes a major step toward repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces, writes Winnie Stachelberg and Josh Rosenthal.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Josh Rosenthal | Friday, May 28, 2010

Dorothy Height’s Legacy: Stand Together

Winnie Stachelberg reflects on the life of civil rights leader Dorothy Height and what lessons she can offer those fighting for equality today.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Thursday, April 29, 2010

The First Pro-Equality Bill in Over a Decade

Congress this week has the best opportunity in 11 years to send a clear message that it does not tolerate hate crimes, writes Winnie Stachelberg.

By Winnie Stachelberg | Thursday, July 16, 2009