Senate Passes Bill To End LGBT Employment Discrimination

Law360, Washington (November 7, 2013, 4:14 PM EST) -- The U.S Senate on Thursday voted to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill which for the first time imposes a federal ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill, S. 815, prohibits private and public employers from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against their employees or job applicants on the basis of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity, filling a gap in existing anti-discrimination laws such as Title VII.

It passed in a 64-32 vote, with...
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