Most people aren’t aware that in many states in the U.S., a person can be fired for being gay. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover sexual orientation. There is no federal statute addressing employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, has been continually shot down by Congress.
An LGBT employment non-discrimination law may be on its way as Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is looking to pass landmark legislation regarding the rights of the LGBT community.
Now, Merkely is expanding the bill to further prevent discrimination against LGBT Americans not just in employment but also with regard to public accommodations, housing, jury service and financial transactions.
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