Drew Joseph: Outlawing job bias against gays

SFGate.com – Drew Joseph

As a landmark bill to outlaw job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity heads towards a House vote, supporters sought Wednesday to defend it against charges that it is too vague and could negatively affect religious organizations.

At a hearing in the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., called the bill, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, “a significant departure from longstanding civil rights law” and said its definitions could “lead to an explosion in litigation and inconsistent judicial decisions.”