EEOC Voices Strong Support For ENDA Legislation

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 2:16 PM EDT) -- The acting chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday pledged strong backing from the Obama administration for long-delayed legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Acting EEOC Chairman Stuart J. Ishimaru said during a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor that, despite actions taken by some states and employers to outlaw sexual orientation and identity discrimination by employers within their jurisdictions, the federal protections outlined in H.R. 3017, the...
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