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HR 3685 - Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) - Key Vote

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Paul Ryan voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (235-184) - (Key vote)

Title: Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal Civil Rights Act to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee in respect to the conditions and privileges of employment based on the employee's actual or perceived sexual orientations (Sec. 4).
  • Makes it unlawful for a labor organization or a training program to discriminate against anyone based on the individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
  • Forbids employment agencies from refusing to refer a worker based on that worker's actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
  • States that these rules do not apply to organizations recognized by the Civil Rights Act as religious organizations that are exempt from equal employment opportunity requirements (Sec. 6).
  • States that nothing in the bill requires employers to provide the same benefits to unmarried couples as they do to married couples, with marriage defined as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife (Sec. 8).
  • States that nothing in the bill requires or permits preferential treatment or quotas for any individual or group because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)

Sponsors

  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George Miller (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)