To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 6, 2011
Length: 21 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on April 6, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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171 Cosponsors (166 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
Apr 6, 2011
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H.R. 1397 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1397. This is the one from the 112th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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