Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation isn't a protected class under current federal law. State and federal laws – including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) – prohibit discrimination in employment decisions like hiring and firing based on race, religion, color, sex, and national origin. But there's a growing push on both the federal and state levels to provide protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and to include the term "sexual orientation" in all legislation that prohibits discrimination.

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