Employment Non-Discrimination Act
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees and prohibits related retaliation. This Act also prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. ENDA also prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from collecting statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or compelling the collection by covered entities of such statistics. This Act does not apply to: (1) religious organizations, and (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces.
Chief Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) plus 42 cosponsors
Chief Sponsor: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) plus 166 cosponsors