S.1705 - Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 10/02/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||10/02/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.1705 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2003 - Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation by covered entities (including employment agencies, labor organizations, and training programs). Prohibits related retaliation and coercion.
Introduced in Senate (10/02/2003)
Declares this Act inapplicable to the provision of employee benefits for the benefit of an employee's domestic partner. Prohibits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from: (1) collecting statistics on sexual orientation from covered entities; and (2) compelling covered entities to collect such statistics. Prohibits: (1) quotas and preferential treatment; and (2) an order or consent decree for a violation of this Act that includes a quota or preferential treatment. Declares this Act inapplicable to: (1) religious organizations; (2) the relationship between the United States and members of the armed forces; or (3) laws creating special rights or preferences for veterans.
Prohibits the imposition of affirmative action for a violation of this Act. Disallows State immunity. Makes the United States or a State liable for remedies to the same extent as under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.