H.R. 3017 (111th): Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009

Jun 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1584 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 05, 2009

Barney Frank
Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district
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Jun 24, 2009
21 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3685 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 07, 2007

S. 1584 (Related)
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 05, 2009


This bill was introduced on June 24, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 24, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 24, 2009
Full Title

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


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203 cosponsors (197D, 6R) (show)

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by covered entities (employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, or joint labor-management committees). Prohibits preferential treatment or quotas. Allows only disparate treatment claims.
Prohibits related retaliation.
Makes this Act inapplicable to: (1) religious organizations; and (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the Armed Forces. Declares that this Act does not repeal or modify any federal, state, territorial, or local law creating a special right or preference concerning employment for a veteran.
Provides for the construction of this Act regarding: (1) enforcement by employers of rules and policies; (2) sexual harassment; (3) certain shared facilities such as showers or dressing facilities; (4) construction of new or additional facilities; (5) dress and grooming standards; and (6) provision of employee benefits to married vs. unmarried couples. Declares that, in this Act, "married" refers to a legal union between one man and one woman.
Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from collecting statistics from covered entities on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or compelling the collection by covered entities of such statistics.
Provides for enforcement, including giving the EEOC, the Librarian of Congress, the Attorney General, and U.S. courts the same enforcement powers as they have under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and other specified laws.
Allows actions and proceedings, subject to exception, against the United States and the states.

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