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.
Winnie Stachelberg writes on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, the next step in the march toward LGBT equality.
Yesterday, 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.
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.
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.
Issue Brief The use of appropriations riders to enact policy changes has reached new heights in the area of firearms.
Additional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video Winnie Stachelberg previews the upcoming lame duck session in Congress and discusses how the elections could affect the session's productivity.
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.
Winnie Stachelberg reflects on the life of civil rights leader Dorothy Height and what lessons she can offer those fighting for equality today.
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.