Referred to Committee
March 16, 2009
March 13, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that adds sexual orientation to the list of characteristics for which a person is prohibited from being discriminated against in matters related to employment, provision of public accommodations, labor organizations, and sale or rental of housing.
-Exempts religious institutions and non-profit organizations from the prohibition on discriminating based on sexual orientation if complying with the prohibition would violate a stated tenet of the institution or organization.
-Prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing or provision of brokerage services based on age.
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.