Senate Passes The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

  • Great news! The Senate voted today to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination by their employers. It’s the first time-ever that ENDA, which has repeatedly failed in Congress, included protections for trans folks. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. [New York Times]
  • Sexual assault complaints in the military increased by 46 percent during the last year to 3,553 total, the Pentagon has said.  In my opinion, this is probably due to the increased focus by Congress on sexual assault within the military. [Guardian UK]
  • How Chirlane McCray, a Black First Lady-elect as the wife of mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, will change New York City. [The Root]
  • Here is a big problem in how campus police handle students’ reports of sexual assaults. [Huffington Post]
  • Why the abortion pill didn’t change everything. []
  • Home HIV tests will be for sale in France beginning next year. [New York Daily News]
  • On the plastic surgery culture in Venezuela and how it affects women’s sense of their own beauty. [New York Times]
  • Both Republicans and Democrats strongly believe they can “win” on abortion. [MSNBC]
  • It’s never a good sign when you have to ask, illegal or just sleazy? [NY Women’s Equality Coalition]
  • What the “manic pixie dream girl” fantasy does to men. [Think Progress]

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