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Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Bill Number: S-815

Disposition: 2015-Jan-02
Passed Senate, Failed in House

The bill will not become law.

Full title...
An act to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity

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Bill Text (Reading difficulty: Moderate)

Sponsor & Key Contributors
Jeff Merkley

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Other names for this bill...

This bill frequently is referred to by the acronym for Employment Non-Discrimination Act - ENDA.

What the Employment Non-Discrimination Act does

This bill would make it a federal violation for employers to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identification.

Religious organizations are exempt from this, as they are with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An amendment further expands this exemption - prohibiting the federal government from denying contracts or funding to exempted organizations.

This bill died when the House did not consider it

This bill passed the Senate in Nov. 2013, but was not brought up for consideration by the House of Representatives. It expired at the conclusion of the 113th Congress.

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