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‘Amen’ to ENDA

Posted: July 25th, 2014 | Featured, Keen News Service, News, The Keen Files | No Comments

Lisa Keen | The Keen Files In a brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House, with a scattering of “Amens” from the 300 or so LGBT activists gathered, on July 21 President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection (which includes sexual orientation) for federal employees a prohibition of discrimination based […]

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The Keen Files Feb. 21, 2014

Posted: February 21st, 2014 | Featured, Keen News Service, News, The Keen Files | No Comments

Holder adresses HRC U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a Human Rights Campaign audience in New York [Feb. 8] that, beginning [Feb. 10], he “will — for the first time in history — formally instruct all Justice Department employees to give lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law.” But there have been some mixed assessments of how big this news really is.

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A viewer’s guide to the Winter Olympics

Posted: February 8th, 2014 | Featured, Keen News Service, News | No Comments

Lisa Keen | Keen News Service Tensions are high as the 2014 Winter Olympics prepare to get underway Thursday with figure skating and skiing events and then with the globally televised opening ceremony Friday. While there is a tremendous amount of anxiety over the possibility of a terrorist attack against the Games in Sochi, Russia, there is also considerable uncertainty around who might protest the country’s new anti-gay laws and how and when they might do […]

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Senate passes ENDA

Posted: November 15th, 2013 | Featured, Keen News Service, News | No Comments

With huge hurdle complete, congressional action unclear Lisa Keen | Keen News Service On Nov. 7, the U.S. Senate approved the flagship piece of legislation that the LGBT community has fought for over the past 19 years and more.

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