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  • Latest Action: Nov 05, 2009 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-1134.

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  • 73% of users support S.1584

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    • Human Rights Campaign

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 11, 2009, by needsleep99 - I respectfully disagree, because I think that gays should have the right to sue employers for discrimination. This is a right that, in some states, gays don't have

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      As noted by needsleep99, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 11, 2009, "I respectfully disagree, because I think that gays should have the right to sue employers for discrimination. This is a right that, in some states, gays don't have "
    • On March 04, 2010, by jwhite85 - LibertarianLady, I also must respectfully disagree. Without legal protection, you will never know if ACME is discriminatory. Before you go into Blockbuster, do you really search the news to see if anyone has been terminated because of their sexuality? It's impractical. If there is legal protection, you will hear about the court case and will be able to avoid the company at your pleasure.

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      As noted by jwhite85, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 04, 2010, "LibertarianLady, I also must respectfully disagree. Without legal protection, you will never know if ACME is discriminatory. Before you go into Blockbuster, do you really search the news to see if anyone has been terminated because of their sexuality? It's impractical. If there is legal protection, you will hear about the court case and will be able to avoid the company at your pleasure."
    • On October 15, 2009, by Soichiro - There are times when you can and times when you can't legislate morality. In this case, although the management at Acme or whatever company in question may still dislike homosexuals, this law would at least assure that all of Acme's employees receive equal treatment. Even if it is only because of this law, at least there's some progress being made.

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      As noted by Soichiro, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 15, 2009, "There are times when you can and times when you can't legislate morality. In this case, although the management at Acme or whatever company in question may still dislike homosexuals, this law would at least assure that all of Acme's employees receive equal treatment. Even if it is only because of this law, at least there's some progress being made."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1584: A bill to provide for additional quality control of drugs. - U.S. ... - September 19, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1584 A bill to provide for additional quality control of drugs. ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web addr

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      As noted by opencongress.org on September 19, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1584 A bill to provide for additional quality control of drugs. ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web addr" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1584/show)
    • God, Gays and Grace: The Discriminatory 'Non-Discrimination Act' - January 01, 2011 by God, Gays and Grace - And so it goes with the characteristically mislabeled “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” or ENDA (S. 1584 in the Senate and H.R. 3017 in the House). According to its leftist proponents, ENDA – which is under consideration in both ...

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      As noted by God, Gays and Grace on January 01, 2011, "And so it goes with the characteristically mislabeled “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” or ENDA (S. 1584 in the Senate and H.R. 3017 in the House). According to its leftist proponents, ENDA – which is under consideration in both ..." (http://gaychristianbeliever.blogspot.com/2011/01/discriminatory-non-discrimination-act.html)
    • Florida's Gay Adoption Ban Crumbles | Drudge Retort - November 20, 2010 by Drudge Retort - President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are quietly rushing through legislation (H.R. 3017 & S. 1584) that would actually bring cross-dressing teachers into your child's classroom. Under the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ...

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      As noted by Drudge Retort on November 20, 2010, "President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are quietly rushing through legislation (H.R. 3017 & S. 1584) that would actually bring cross-dressing teachers into your child's classroom. Under the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ..." (http://www.drudge.com/news/138754/floridas-gay-adoption-ban-crumbles)

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    • Afterword: Clearing Up Sexual Orientation Discrimination Confusion - April 13, 2010 by Fed Smith - ...except the 109th since it was first introduced in 1994 (103rd Congress). The current version, the ENDA of 2009 (H.R. 3017 and S.1584) includes language that would provide enforcement rights to those who are facing discrimination on the basis of sexual o

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      As noted by Fed Smith on April 13, 2010, "...except the 109th since it was first introduced in 1994 (103rd Congress). The current version, the ENDA of 2009 (H.R. 3017 and S.1584) includes language that would provide enforcement rights to those who are facing discrimination on the basis of sexual o" (http://www.fedsmith.com/article/2394/)
    • ‘We do not hire faggots’: McDonald’s in Orlando accused of not hiring transgender 17-year-old - December 06, 2009 by Miami Herald - ...was introduced in the Florida legislature on November 20. At the federal level, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (S.1584) would address discrimination in the workplace by making it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote an emp

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      As noted by Miami Herald on December 06, 2009, "...was introduced in the Florida legislature on November 20. At the federal level, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (S.1584) would address discrimination in the workplace by making it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote an emp" (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2009/12/we-do-not-hire-faggots-orlando-mcdonalds-accused-of-not-hiring-transgender-17-year-old.html)
    • - November 05, 2009 by Tips-Q GLBT News (blog) - Yesterday, the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on S. 1584, the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act which ...

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      As noted by Tips-Q GLBT News (blog) on November 05, 2009, " Yesterday, the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on S. 1584, the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act which ... " (http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4325)
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