ENDA, state by state.
13 states and Washington, D.C., have ENDAs that protect sexual orientation as well as Lender expression
7 states have ENDAs that protect sexual orientation but not gender expression
30 states have no laws to protect LGBT workers
SOME FUN ENDA * FACTS
Vermont has had an ENDA since 1992 but began protecting gender expression only this year.
Florida's legislature has introduced its own ENDA, though a majority of Floridians are already protected by queer-inclusive antidiscrimination laws enacted by municipalities.
Wisconsin was the first state to pass an ENDA, in 1982. Minnesota, in 1993, became the first to have a transgender-inclusive ENDA.
When New York State passed its sexual orientation-only ENDA in 2002, LGBT rights groups hoped to cover transgenders in the near future. Five years later, that has not happened.
* For most states, ENDA is a misnomer, since their antidiscrimination laws cover areas beyond employment, such as housing, credit, and public accommodations.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Date:||Nov 20, 2007|
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