Tag Archives: employment

Tomorrow: House ENDA Hearings

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) begins hearings tomorrow in the U.S. House. The House Education & Labor Committee will hear testimony on ENDA on Sept. 23, according to committee spokesperson Aaron Albright. He said witnesses had not yet been finalized for the hearing and a subsequent markup for the legislation hasn’t been scheduled. Albright said the hearing “will be the …

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UT Gov. Gary Herbert: It Should Be Perfectly Legal To Discriminate Against Gays

I should have blogged about it at the time, but there was a lot of concern a few weeks ago when President Obama appointed Utah’s gay-friendly Gov. Jon Huntsman to be his ambassador to China. It turns out that fears about Huntsman’s successor were well founded. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that discriminating against gay people shouldn’t be illegal, …

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Trans Woman Asked For Photos Of Her Genitals As Requirement For Work

Pennsylvania transwoman Kate Lynn Blatt says her employer demanded a letter from a surgeon and a photograph of her genitals as a requirement of returning to work after she used the women’s locker room. Philadelphia Gay News: At the time of the October 2007 incident, Blatt was employed by Manpower Inc., a global staffing-services agency with a branch office in …

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ENDA Introduced In Senate

Sen. Jeff Merkely (D-OR) introduced a fully inclusive version of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act to the U.S. Senate today, backed by Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, of which Merkley is a member, will hold hearings on the bill before bringing it to the full chamber. The House …

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SCOTUS Reverses Nominee Sonia Sotomayor On Affirmative Action

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a decision made by SCOTUS-nominee Sonia Sotomayor when she was an appeals judge, ruling that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut had been discriminated against when they were passed over for promotions in favor of less qualified black firefighters. The case is expected to have broad impact on affirmative action cases nationwide. In the …

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UK To Churches: You Must Hire Gays

In what is sure to become the newest talking point for the American right, churches in the UK are being told that under the new Equality Bill, they cannot refuse to hire homosexual employees. Church leaders had hoped to be able to push for exemptions from the new laws but deputy equalities minister Maria Eagle has said the laws will …

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Obama Signs Equal Pay Bill

Barack Obama signed his first bill today. The act extends the statute of limitations for workers that want to sue their employers for unequal pay. Mr. Obama was surrounded by a group of beaming lawmakers, most but not all of them Democrats, in the East Room of the White House as he affixed his signature to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair …

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Another Case For ENDA

A Tennessee hotel worker was told to his face last week that he was fired for being gay. And knowing that the state has no employment discrimination law that protects LGBT people, his employer dared him to sue. David Hill is looking for a new job after he said he was fired Tuesday from a former Brentwood Holiday Inn, which …

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Today: LGBT Career Fair

Out To Work, the LGBT Career Fair, takes place today at the LGBT Community Center in the West Village. Exhibitors include the NYPD, the NYFD, UPS, Commerce Bank, five agencies of the MTA, ConEd, and many others. Admission is free with your resume.

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