Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

ENDA is a federal bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity against employees by employers with fifteen or more employees. 

The first ENDA was introduced in 1994 and only included sexual orientation. The bill has been introduced into subsequent Congress' ever since, and in 1996 narrowly failed to pass in the Senate by a vote of 49-50.

ENDA has been introduced in the 112th Congress by Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

For more information about ENDA, please visit the Library of Congress