Senate Committee OKs Employment Non-Discrimination Act - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 10, 2013

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by a 15-7 vote Wednesday morning, giving gay Americans a victory in their long fight against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The legislation would prohibit employers from firing or refusing to hire people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity -- extending workplace protections that already apply to race, religion, gender, national origin, age and disability. Even if the bill passes the Senate, it will face a tough time in the House, the Nashville Business Journal reports.