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May 5, 2009

House Bill 2454: Against Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

Sponsors:
Reps. Doyle, Brown, Fleischauer, Hutchins, Klempa, Marshall, Michael, Moore, Webster

Summary:
This bill would make it illegal in many situations to extend equal opportunity to an individual on the basis of their “sexual orientation.” In this bill, sexual orientation is defined as “heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity, whether actual or perceived.” Among other prohibitions, employers would not be allowed to refuse to hire an individual based upon their sexual orientation; this would now constitute illegal discrimination.

Status:

2/16/2009(House) Introduced, sent to House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business

This bill is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose!

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time.

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