Texas Lawmakers Target Employment Bias Against Gays

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 5:25 PM EST) -- Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte introduced companion legislation Wednesday prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, aiming to boost longtime efforts by state Rep. Mike Villarreal to get such legislation passed in deeply conservative Texas.

Senate Bill 237, the companion to House Bill 238 introduced by Villarreal, D-San Antonio, in December, seeks to amend the Texas Labor Code to clearly prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to give gay, lesbian or transgender employees the same...
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