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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Employment Non-Discrimination Act Proposed Legislation

The Equality Act: Federal Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Law Introduced in Congress

Last month, in a historic case, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that same-sex couples—like their heterosexual counterparts— have the constitutional right to marry. On the heels of this decision, federal agencies and...more

Equality Act of 2015 Seeks New Workplace Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

by Sands Anderson PC on

Yesterday, companion bills were introduced into the House and Senate seeking the passage of the Equality Act of 2015, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The...more

End Around ENDA?

by Baker Donelson on

For several years, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights groups have been lobbying Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit sexual orientation and gender identity...more

Senate Passes Bill Banning Workplace Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

by Baker Donelson on

Yesterday, by a vote of 64 to 32, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employers from firing, refusing to hire or discriminating against workers or job applicants based...more

Senate Passes LGBT Workplace Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals. The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more

Senator Murphy: Prospects “Not Too Good” for Federal Bill Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination (ENDA)

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

As many wait for the Supreme Court’s decision later this term on same-sex marriages, one issue that seems to get lost in the shuffle is the fact that there is still no federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on...more

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