The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Act would protect those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender from employment discrimination based on their gender or sexual identity.
UCLA's Williams Institute recently published a study on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace. According to its findings, there is still much room for improvement to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace. Gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination is consistently witnessed by both homosexual and heterosexual employees and without federal intervention and improved protections, the Institute doesn't believe conditions will improve.