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Text of the Clarification of Federal Employment Protections Act

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2232

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2007

(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

A BILL

To affirm that Federal employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and to repudiate any assertion to the contrary.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clarification of Federal Employment Protections Act.

2.

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation prohibited

(a)

Repudiation

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.

(b)

Affirmation

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.

(c)

Amendment

Section 2302(b)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking or at the end of subparagraph (D);

(2)

by inserting or at the end of subparagraph (E); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(F)

on the basis of sexual orientation.

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