H. R. 2232
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 9, 2007
Mr. Waxman (for himself, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Shays, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Norton, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Berman, Mr. Engel, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Filner, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Wu) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
To affirm that Federal employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and to repudiate any assertion to the contrary.
This Act may be cited as the
Clarification of Federal Employment Protections Act.
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation prohibited
In order to dispel any public confusion, Congress hereby repudiates any assertion that Federal employees are not protected from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
It is the sense of Congress that, in the absence of the amendment made by subsection (c), discrimination against Federal employees and applicants for Federal employment on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited by section 2302(b)(10) of title 5, United States Code.
Section 2302(b)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
or at the end of subparagraph (D);
or at the end of subparagraph (E); and
by adding at the end the following:
on the basis of sexual orientation.