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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