Discrimination

History of Nondiscrimination Bills in Congress

The Task Force, a leader since 1973, to secure federal protections for our community

1974
On May 14 U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.), in collaboration with the National Gay Task Force (Task Force), introduces the Equality Act of 1974, a federal bill to ban discrimination against lesbians, gay men, unmarried persons and women in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

What Is ENDA?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. ENDA creates what no other law currently does: express protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace. It is similar to protections under existing federal discrimination laws that protect other classes of workers on the bases of sex, religion, race, and ethnicity.

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