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How State and Local Leaders Can Prepare for Future COVID-19 Surges Article
A man gets a COVID-19 test at a testing hub at Penn Station in New York.

How State and Local Leaders Can Prepare for Future COVID-19 Surges

As COVID-19 wanes and governments relax public health measures, policymakers must closely monitor indicators that reflect prevalence and severity, precautions and protections, and treatment availability to maintain readiness for future surges and resume precautions as needed.

Jill Rosenthal

Wage Discrimination: Behind the Numbers Article
A plaintiff, center, speaks after a news conference in the field office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to announce a settlement in their case in Denver, February 2016. (AP/David Zalubowski)

Wage Discrimination: Behind the Numbers

Understanding the breadth of wage discrimination charges is critical to ensuring that the United States pursues solutions responsive to the diverse needs of workers.

Jocelyn Frye, Kaitlin Holmes

Building a More Perfect Union Article

Building a More Perfect Union

LGBT immigrants need both the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and immigration reform.

Sharita Gruberg, Sarah McBride

Business Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act—Fact Not Fiction Article
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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

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.

Laura E. Durso, Winnie Stachelberg

Workplace Discrimination Series: Ashland Johnson Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Ashland Johnson

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Infographic: Americans Agree on ENDA Article

Infographic: Americans Agree on ENDA

The numbers are in: A majority of Americans support finally providing LGBT Americans with protection from discrimination in the workplace.

Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Katie Miller

Workplace Discrimination Series: Faith Cheltenham Article
 (Faith Cheltenham)

Workplace Discrimination Series: Faith Cheltenham

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Workplace Discrimination Series: Brooke Waits Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Brooke Waits

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Workplace Discrimination Series: Kimya Afi Ayodele Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Kimya Afi Ayodele

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Workplace Discrimination Series: Kylar Broadus Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Kylar Broadus

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Workplace Discrimination Series: Sam Hall Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Sam Hall

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum

Workplace Discrimination Series: Mia Macy Article

Workplace Discrimination Series: Mia Macy

Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to end unfair and discriminatory workplace practices that hurt LGBT workers and their families.

Preston Mitchum, Lauren Santa Cruz

10 Things to Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Article
Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill. Sen. Harkin has promised to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act before the Senate for a vote. (AP/ Tom Harkin)

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.

Winnie Stachelberg, Crosby Burns

The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship Report
Rodney Brown speaks to students during the Project Empowerment workshop  at Department of Employment Services in Washington, D.C. Washington’s program  is one of several transgender-oriented career development classes,  workshops, or job fairs that have popped up around the country. (AP/ Jose Luis Magana)

The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely examine the religious exemption of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in more detail and compare it to religious exemptions found in the nation’s major employment nondiscrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Crosby Burns, Jeff Krehely

A State-by-State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies Report
The existing state laws and policies provide protections against  discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender  identity, and recourse for such discrimination. But not all states have  these policies. (iStock Photo)

A State-by-State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies

Jerome Hunt offers a state-by-state examination of gay and transgender nondiscrimination laws and policies, and argues that the only way to ensure that gay and transgender workers are universally protected from employment discrimination is through the passage of ENDA.

Jerome Hunt

A Watershed Moment for Workplace Equality Article
Laya Monarez writes on the board during the Project Empowerment workshop  at Department of Employment Services in Washington. Washington’s program is one of several transgender-oriented career  development classes, workshops, or job fairs that have popped up around  the country. (AP/ Jose Luis Magana)

A Watershed Moment for Workplace Equality

An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling yesterday provides transgender workers comprehensive protections from employment discrimination. That’s good news for both employees and employers, write Jeff Krehely and Crosby Burns.

Jeff Krehely, Crosby Burns

The Costly Business of Discrimination Report
Employers who discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity put themselves at a competitive disadvantage to companies that treat their gay and transgender employees fairly and equally on the job. (iStockphoto)

The Costly Business of Discrimination

Crosby Burns discusses why providing workplace nondiscrimination protections and other benefits to gay and transgender employees can help businesses, not hurt them.

Crosby Burns

Workplace Fairness for Gay and Transgender Workers Article
Marsha Botzer, a board member of the gay advocacy group Pride Foundation, sits with foundation employees Jeffrey Hedgepeth, left, and Sara Elward as she displays a letter they received from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Many companies of all sizes, including Wal-Mart, have incorporated sexual orientation and  gender identity into their employment nondiscrimination policies. (AP/Elaine Thompson)

Workplace Fairness for Gay and Transgender Workers

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely demonstrate that the benefits of gay and transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination policies far outweigh the costs.

Crosby Burns, Jeff Krehely

Ensuring Workplace Fairness Is Not Expensive Article
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) erroneously argues that the Employment Nondiscrimination Act “would impose significant regulatory burdens and costs on small businesses.” (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ensuring Workplace Fairness Is Not Expensive

Small businesses report in a CAP poll that implementing gay and transgender nondiscrimination policies is not costly despite conservative claims, write Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely.

Crosby Burns, Jeff Krehely

ENDA Provides Job Protection for All Americans Article

ENDA Provides Job Protection for All Americans

Bishop Gene Robinson explains why Congress should pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to provide workplace protections for gay and transgender employees.

Bishop Gene Robinson

LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Video

LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

Jeff Krehely discusses the discrimination LGBT individuals face in the workplace, and how we can provide better protections for these workers.

Jeff Krehely

Gay and Transgender People Face High Rates of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Article
Vandy Beth Glenn, who lost her job with the Georgia General Assembly when her boss fired her because she was transgender, testifies at a hearing regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on September 23, 2009. Lawmakers should swiftly enact ENDA to level the playing field for all American workers, gay or straight, transgender or not. (Flickr/<a href=House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/06/glenn_onpage-1.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/06/glenn_onpage-1.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/06/glenn_onpage-1.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/06/glenn_onpage-1.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/06/glenn_onpage-1.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Gay and Transgender People Face High Rates of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely discuss the high rates of workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people, and why lawmakers should swiftly enact the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Crosby Burns, Jeff Krehely

Polls Show Huge Public Support for Gay and Transgender Workplace Protections Article
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) testifies at a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on June 16, 2009. Rep. Frank introduced ENDA in the House of Representatives earlier this year, where it has 153 co-sponsors. A recent CAP poll finds support for the legislation among small businesses. (Flickr/<a href=House Committee on Education and the Workforce)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/frank_enda_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/frank_enda_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/frank_enda_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/frank_enda_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/frank_enda_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Polls Show Huge Public Support for Gay and Transgender Workplace Protections

A new poll finds that Americans support a federal law protecting workers from discrimination.

Jeff Krehely

Establishing Fairness and Legal Predictability Report
Debra Davis, above, the transgender executive director of the Minnesota-based Gender Education Center, is shown at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Minneapolis. ENDA’s gender identity provision has been more controversial than its  sexual orientation protections in large part  because many lawmakers are still unfamiliar with gender identity  discrimination in particular and transgender people in general. (AP/Janet Hostetter)

Establishing Fairness and Legal Predictability

Jeff Krehely on why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act's sexual orientation and gender identity provisions are both critically important to our nation’s employers and workers.

Carlos Maza, Jeff Krehely

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