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S Amdt 2013 - Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - National Key Vote

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Title: Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S Amdt 2012 to S 815 that exempts religiously-affiliated employers from the prohibition on employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Highlights:

  • Exempts certain employers from the provisions of S 815 in the following circumstances:
    • The employer is partially or entirely owned, controlled, or managed by a particular religion or by a particular religious corporation, association, or society;
    • The employer is officially affiliated with a particular religion or with a particular religious corporation, association, or society; and
    • The employer’s curriculum is directed toward the expansion of a particular religion.
  • Specifies that the exemption applies regardless of whether the employer or employee in the employment position at issue engages in secular or religious activities.

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Title: Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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