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Archive, Letter

NQAPIA Statement on the Senate’s Passage of ENDA

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) applauds the Senate’s passage of S 815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  The Senate’s 64-32 vote today represents historic progress on the march for full equality under the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  For the first time, a body of Congress has passed ENDA […]

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Why ENDA?

As many of us continue to celebrate a hard-fought and overdue victory with the court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8, it is important to remember that the battle for equality is not over. In the workplace, members of the LGBT community still face discrimination and harassment on the basis of their sexual orientation or […]

Immigration

Intern Blog: Senate Debate on Immigration Reform

By Steven During Monday’s debate on S.744, which is the Senate bill on immigration reform, I heard arguments that made me cringe. At the debate, a senator tried to invalidate paths to citizenship by claiming that though “we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws.” While that is true, some […]