Summary: H.R.2074 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/08/1979)

Civil Rights Amendments Act of 1979 - Authorizes the Attorney General to institute a civil action when an individual is denied use of a public facility because of the individual's affectional or sexual orientation. Prohibits the discrimination on the basis of an individual's affectional or sexual orientation in Federally assisted programs, employment, or housing. Authorizes the Attorney General to intervene in actions charging such discrimination. Prescribes penalties for interfering with an individual's right to housing on the basis of the individual's affectional or sexual orientation. Prohibits: (1) the use of statistical differences in determining whether such discrimination exists; or (2) requiring quotas as a remedy .