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Title: Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal Civil Rights Act to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation.
- Prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee in respect to the conditions and privileges of employment based on the employee's actual or perceived sexual orientations (Sec. 4).
- Makes it unlawful for a labor organization or a training program to discriminate against anyone based on the individual's actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
- Forbids employment agencies from refusing to refer a worker based on that worker's actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).
- States that these rules do not apply to organizations recognized by the Civil Rights Act as religious organizations that are exempt from equal employment opportunity requirements (Sec. 6).
- States that nothing in the bill requires employers to provide the same benefits to unmarried couples as they do to married couples, with marriage defined as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife (Sec. 8).
- States that nothing in the bill requires or permits preferential treatment or quotas for any individual or group because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).