Law Review: Catch or Release? The Employment Non-Discrimination Act’s Exemption for Religious Organizations

Catch or Release? The Employment Non-Discrimination Act’s Exemption for Religious Organizations
August 31, 2010
Steven H. Aden, Stanley Carlson-Thies, 11 Engage 4 (Sept. 2010)

The “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (“ENDA”) currently under consideration in Congress would in effect expand Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”(transgender status) to the list of statuses protected under federal law from employment discrimination. ENDA has been introduced in various forms since the 1970s. With the increased strength of Democrats in Congress and the backing of President Barack Obama, ENDA’s prospects for enactment have improved…