A Timeline of American Employee Rights

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Sexual-Orientation Non-Descrimination

While most companies have instituted non-discrimination policies, it still remains technically legal in 29 states to discriminate based on sexual orientation, and in 35 states to do so based on gender identity or expression. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act seeks to make it federally illegal to discriminate, but has stalled within Congress for the last 17 years, despite current support President Obama.