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S. 811 - Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

Labor and employment. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

S. 811 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Other Titles
  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011
Sponsor
Jeff Merkley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Census and government statistics
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government information and archives
  • Government liability
  • Marriage and family status
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/13/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/13/2011
4/13/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
6/12/2012Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

337 times as much
$38,900
$595,245
$893,441
$11,571,318
$373,065
$1,025,780
$233,500
$14,731,249
$43,700
$43,700

opposed this bill

Christian Conservative [About]
Churches, clergy & religious organizations (split) [About]
25 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

25 organizations supported this bill

Alaskans Together for Equality
Alaskans Together For Equality (n.d.). Action Alert: Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017/S. 1584) . Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Causes.com.
American Bar Association
Robinson, Bill (2012, June 21). http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/GAO/2012june21_enda_l.authcheckdam.pdf. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Bar Association.
American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU (2011, April 14). ACLU Urges Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from ACLU.
American Federation of Government Employees
AFGE (2009, February 9). Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Retrieved December 17, 2009, from American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO.
Catholics for Equality
Catholics For Equality (n.d.). Freedom to Work. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Catholics For Equality.
Center for American Progress
Crosby, Burns & Krehely, Jeff (2012, June 0). The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Center for American Progress.
Equal Rights Washington
Equal Rights Washington (n.d.). Equal Rights Washington. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Equal Rights Washington.
Equality Federation
Equality Federation (n.d.). Action Needed! Support the Employment Non Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Salsalabs.
Family Equality Council
Testimony of Family Equality Council: Hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Jennifer Chrisler). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from us_112_s811_support_familyequalitycouncil.pdf.
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign (n.d.). Employment Non-Discrimination Act . Retrieved May 3, 2011, from Human Rights Campaign.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (n.d.). FACT SHEET. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP (n.d.). NAACP Urges Swift Passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from NAACP.
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers (n.d.). Help Fight Inequality: Ask Your Representative to Co-sponsor ENDA. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from capwiz.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights (2009, October 2). ENDA: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved December 17, 2009, from NCRL.
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Center for Transgender Equality (n.d.). 9 Weeks for EqualityState your purpose for writing in the first paragraph. Make your case clearly for ENDA, using the bill number (H.R. 3017 for the House, no bill number yet for the Senate), and succinctly describe why you hold that position;. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from National Center for Transgender Equality.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (n.d.). Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
National Marriage Boycott
National Marriage Boycott (n.d.). Contact Your Members of Congress. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from National Marriage Boycott.
Nike
Nike Testimony The Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Ensuring Opportunity for All Americans : Hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. 111th Cong., 1st Sess., (2009). (Testimony of Virginia Nguyen). Retrieved December 17, 2009, from US_111_S1584_support_nike.pdf.
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates
Out and Equal (n.d.). ENDA Resources. Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Out and Equal.
PFLAG
United Church of Christ (2011, April 26). ONA task team urges support of bill prohibiting job discrimination. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from United Church of Christ.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Action Center (n.d.). End Workplace Discrimination!. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Trans People of Color Coalition
Kylar W. Broadus’ Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Kylar Broadus). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from us_112_s811_support_transpeopleofcolorcoalition_0.pdf.
Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi David Saperstein (2009, September 23). Saperstein Testifies in Support of Employment Non-Discrimination Act . Retrieved December 17, 2009, from Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism.
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ (2011, April 26). ONA task team urges support of bill prohibiting job discrimination. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from United Church of Christ.
Williams Institute
Testimony on S.811, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011: Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of M. V. Lee Badgett). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from us_112_s811_support_williamsinstituteonsexualorientationlaw.pdf.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Americans for Truth About Homosexuality
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (2010, May 19). This Burly-Voiced Man in a Dress Demands Passage of ENDA Now!. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Americans For Truth About Homosexuality.
Christian Anti-defamation Commission
Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (2010, April 13). Who Will Your Church be Forced to Hire? . Retrieved July 23, 2012, from defendchristians.org.
Evangelical Council For Financial Accountability
ECFA (2011, April 19). ENDA Reintroduced in Congress. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from ECFA.
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA (2010, May 19). H.R. 3017—Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) . Retrieved December 17, 2009, from HSLDA.
National Religious Broadcasters
Written Testimony of Craig L. Parshall: Hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Craig Parshall). Retrieved July 23, 2012, from us_112_s811_oppose_nationalreligiousbroadcasters.pdf.
Traditional Values Coalition
Traditional Values Coalition (n.d.). Help Us Stop the Employment Non-Discrimination Act! . Retrieved July 23, 2012, from capwiz.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,000$0
John BarrassoRWY$11,500$0
Max BaucusDMT$137,650$0
Mark BegichDAK$352,415$0
Michael BennetDCO$255,543$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$59,700$0
Roy BluntRMO$34,700$9,550
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$826,691$0
Scott BrownRMA$75,100$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$510,582$0
Richard BurrRNC$500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$107,065$0
Ben CardinDMD$70,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$31,800$0
Bob CaseyDPA$109,683$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$18,250$4,900
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$500
Tom CoburnROK$250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,000$0
Susan CollinsRME$56,350$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0
Chris CoonsDDE$47,895$0
Bob CorkerRTN$4,750$0
John CornynRTX$15,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$11,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$5,200$1,500
Dick DurbinDIL$210,711$0
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,200$0
Alan FrankenDMN$1,117,635$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$611,492$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,900$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$7,500$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,837,777$0
Tom HarkinDIA$156,038$0
Orrin HatchRUT$18,000$0
John HoevenRND$2,400$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$2,900$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$38,550$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$2,000$1,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$321,067$0
John KerryDMA$345,985$0
Mark KirkRIL$39,270$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$83,641$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$247,841$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$372,450$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$104,025$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$500
Carl LevinDMI$220,793$0
Joe LiebermanICT$-500$0
Dick LugarRIN$8,500$0
Joe ManchinDWV$99,315$0
John McCainRAZ$17,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$254,092$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,950$3,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$103,200$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$558,262$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$8,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,050$0
Patty MurrayDWA$241,281$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$30,650$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$128,244$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$14,300$0
Mark PryorDAR$66,550$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$64,325$0
Harry ReidDNV$295,804$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$90,600$0
Marco RubioRFL$10,900$17,800
Bernie SandersIVT$283,980$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$135,528$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$564,893$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0
Olympia SnoweRME$18,200$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$117,332$0
Jon TesterDMT$225,092$0
John ThuneRSD$6,900$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,200$0
Mark UdallDCO$633,842$0
Tom UdallDNM$557,494$0
David VitterRLA$1,000$0
Mark WarnerDVA$1,337,109$0
Jim WebbDVA$26,800$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$49,107$0
Roger WickerRMS$4,300$2,800
Ron WydenDOR$67,450$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,200$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$6,000$0
John BarrassoRWY$11,500$0
Max BaucusDMT$137,650$0
Mark BegichDAK$352,415$0
Michael BennetDCO$255,543$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$59,700$0
Roy BluntRMO$34,700$9,550
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$826,691$0
Scott BrownRMA$75,100$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$510,582$0
Richard BurrRNC$500$0
Maria CantwellDWA$107,065$0
Ben CardinDMD$70,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$31,800$0
Bob CaseyDPA$109,683$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$18,250$4,900
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$500
Tom CoburnROK$250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$2,000$0
Susan CollinsRME$56,350$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0
Chris CoonsDDE$47,895$0
Bob CorkerRTN$4,750$0
John CornynRTX$15,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$11,200$0
Jim DeMintRSC$5,200$1,500
Dick DurbinDIL$210,711$0
John EnsignRNV$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$49,200$0
Alan FrankenDMN$1,117,635$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$611,492$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$15,900$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$7,500$0
Kay HaganDNC$1,837,777$0
Tom HarkinDIA$156,038$0
Orrin HatchRUT$18,000$0
John HoevenRND$2,400$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$2,900$2,000
Dan InouyeDHI$38,550$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$2,000$1,000
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$321,067$0
John KerryDMA$345,985$0
Mark KirkRIL$39,270$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$83,641$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$247,841$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$372,450$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$104,025$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$500
Carl LevinDMI$220,793$0
Joe LiebermanICT$-500$0
Dick LugarRIN$8,500$0
Joe ManchinDWV$99,315$0
John McCainRAZ$17,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$254,092$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,950$3,150
Bob MenéndezDNJ$103,200$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$558,262$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$8,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,050$0
Patty MurrayDWA$241,281$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$30,650$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$128,244$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$0
Rob PortmanROH$14,300$0
Mark PryorDAR$66,550$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$64,325$0
Harry ReidDNV$295,804$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$90,600$0
Marco RubioRFL$10,900$17,800
Bernie SandersIVT$283,980$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$135,528$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$564,893$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0
Olympia SnoweRME$18,200$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$117,332$0
Jon TesterDMT$225,092$0
John ThuneRSD$6,900$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,200$0
Mark UdallDCO$633,842$0
Tom UdallDNM$557,494$0
David VitterRLA$1,000$0
Mark WarnerDVA$1,337,109$0
Jim WebbDVA$26,800$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$49,107$0
Roger WickerRMS$4,300$2,800
Ron WydenDOR$67,450$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Federal employees unions$1,025,780
Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$595,245
Welfare & Social Work$373,065
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,458
Shoes & leather products$233,500
Human Rights$38,900

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,458
Christian Conservative$43,700
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