HR 1397

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1397

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

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2011

Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts (for himself, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. HOYER, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. POLIS, Mr. CICILLINE, Mr. NADLER, Mr. ANDREWS, Ms. RICHARDSON, Mr. DOYLE, Ms. SPEIER, Mr. HOLT, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. PETERS, Mr. ISRAEL, Ms. CHU, Mr. WU, Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. LOEBSACK, Mr. MORAN, Ms. TSONGAS, Mr. SARBANES, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Mr. KEATING, Mr. FILNER, Mr. COOPER, Ms. SUTTON, Mr. QUIGLEY, Mr. WAXMAN, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. COURTNEY, Mr. LARSEN of Washington, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. OLVER, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. FARR, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. STARK, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. PLATTS, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. SERRANO, Ms. ESHOO, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. HONDA, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Ms. MOORE, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. SHERMAN, Mr. BECERRA, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey, Mr. SIRES, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. HIGGINS, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. LUJAN, Mr. MICHAUD, Mr. WEINER, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Ms. WOOLSEY, Ms. HIRONO, Mrs. BIGGERT, Ms. NORTON, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Ms. PINGREE of Maine, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. COHEN, Mr. DEUTCH, Mr. PASCRELL, Ms. WATERS, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. LYNCH, Mr. NEAL, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, and Ms. FUDGE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED.

SEC. 5. RETALIATION PROHIBITED.

SEC. 6. EXEMPTION FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.

SEC. 7. NONAPPLICATION TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES; VETERANS' PREFERENCES.

SEC. 8. CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 9. COLLECTION OF STATISTICS PROHIBITED.

SEC. 10. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 11. STATE AND FEDERAL IMMUNITY.

SEC. 12. ATTORNEYS' FEES.

SEC. 13. POSTING NOTICES.

SEC. 14. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 15. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAWS.

SEC. 16. SEVERABILITY.

SEC. 17. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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