Protections for those being discriminated against based on their sexual
orientation is currently at the forefront of debate in the U.S. House
of Representatives. As the current federal anti-discrimination law, Title
VII now stands, protections for discrimination based on sexual orientation
are not specifically included in the language of the statute. Numerous
sates and localities, however, do include protections for sexual orientation
in their own statutues.
It is possible that there may be a vote on the House floor in the coming
weeks on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ("ENDA") which
would include sexual orientation and transgender protections. No date
has been scheduled for this vote as of yet.
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