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Roberts Court Takes Middle Path in Latest Employer-Worker Discrimination Case

Overall, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court has made it clear that business interests are their interests. But when given another chance to hand corporate owners a big win last week, they hedged.

Overall, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court has made it clear that business interests are their interests. But when given another chance to hand corporate owners a big win last week, they hedged.

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D.C. Reproductive Health Bill Survives Despite House Vote to Overrule It

Congress could still try to overturn the District's Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act later through the appropriations process, but for now it appears that the law will go into effect.

Congress could still try to overturn the District’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act later through the appropriations process, but for now it appears that the law will go into effect.

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A ‘New Low’? GOP Tries to Block D.C.’s New Reproductive Health Law

Republicans in Congress voted Tuesday to overturn a new law that would protect women in Washington, D.C., from being fired due to their reproductive health-care choices.

Republicans in Congress voted Tuesday to overturn a new law that would protect women in Washington, D.C., from being fired due to their reproductive health-care choices.

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Obama Signs Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracts

"America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people," Obama said before signing the order. "I'm going to do what I can with the authority I have to act."

“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said before signing the order. “I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act.”

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Obama to Sign Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracts

President Obama has asked his staff to prepare an executive order banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for employers who contract with the government, a White House official confirmed Monday.

President Obama has asked his staff to prepare an executive order banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for employers who contract with the government, a White House official confirmed Monday.

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Why Paycheck Fairness But Not ENDA? Did Obama Run Out of Ink?

President Obama signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act to federal contractors on Tuesday.

President Obama wasted an opportunity this week, and I’m willing to be the feminist advocate to say it. When he signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he addressed only some employment discrimination, and equality for some is not equality for women.

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Supreme Court Takes on Corporate Religious Rights With Contraception Cases

It was the three women justices of the Supreme Court who did the job the Obama administration has failed to do all along: vigorously defend the birth control benefit from political attacks.

The Roberts Court granted review of two cases challenging the birth control benefit to decide the question of whether or not corporations have religious exercise rights.

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Toomey ENDA Amendment Part of Long-Term Strategy to Use Religion as Tool to Discriminate

On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on a provision that would allow bosses to use religion to discriminate against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. That’s right—yet another effort to use religion as an excuse to discriminate.

On Thursday, the Senate voted on a provision that would have allowed bosses to use religion to discriminate against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. That’s right—yet another effort to use religion as an excuse to discriminate.

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Vote Nears for ENDA, With Broader Religious Exemptions (Updated)

Advocates opposing broad religious exemptions in ENDA attend a press conference on Capitol Hill.

The religious exemptions currently folded into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act are broad enough to allow Catholic schools to continue firing teachers for being gay. But these base religious exemptions were not broad enough to satisfy some key Republican senators.

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‘Asterisk Equality’ Isn’t Real Equality: Fighting for an ENDA Without Exemptions

There is a bill pending in the Senate right now that would end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

To accept the broad religious exemptions in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, is in an insult to the incredible progress the LGBTQ community has already made.

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