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      house Committees
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Workforce Protections
      House Committee on House Administration
      House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      The Constitution and Civil Justice
    IntroducedApril 25th, 2013

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

Official Title

To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees). Prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. Allows only disparate treatment claims. Prohibits related retaliation. Makes this Act inapplicable to: (1) religious organizations, and (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces. Declares that this Act does not repeal or modify any federal, state, territorial, or local law creating a special right or preference concerning employment for a veteran. Prohibits this Act from being construed to: (1) prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards, or (2) require the construction of new or additional facilities. Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from compelling collection or requiring production of statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Provides for enforcement, including giving the EEOC, the Librarian of Congress (LOC), the Attorney General (DOJ), and U.S. courts the same enforcement powers as they have under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and other specified laws. Allows actions and proceedings, subject to exception, against the United States and the states.
    From my website: Every year qualified, hard-working Americans are denied jobs or live in fear of losing their jobs because they are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will provide nationwide workplace protections for LGBT employees similar to those contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect against racial and gender discrimination.
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