Wednesday, August 5, 2009
CivilRights.org is reporting that the Employee Non-Discrimination Act was introduced in the Senate today, and that it would protect employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and identity. The Minnesota Independent reports that it is co-sponsored by Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and the newest member of the senate, Al Franken (D. Minn.). The text of the bill is not yet up on Thomas, but when it is, I'll update with a link. The House version (also trans-inclusive) was introduced in June. Originally co-sponsored by 118 representatives, the current number of co-sponsors is 152. The Senate version is not yet up on Thomas, but I'll provide a link when it is.