Just got into office and already Judy Chu is looking to help change the landscape on the employment and discrimination front:
Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA32, participated in a House committee hearing today on legislation she is co-sponsoring to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.Read it in full here.
Introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017) would prohibit employment discrimination, preferential treatment, and retaliation on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers with 15 or more employees. Currently, it is legal to discriminate in the workplace based on sexual orientation in 29 states and in 38 states based on gender identity.