HB 665: Relating to prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Primary Author: Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio)
Joint Author: None
Background: Equality Texas has worked with Rep. Villarreal's office for the last three legislative sessions to draft language which would prohibit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. HB 665 would incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity/expression into all existing labor code sections dealing with nondiscrimination, treating them equally with race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, or age.
Economic and Small Business Development
03/30/2011 - Left Pending in Committee
03/30/2011 - Considered in Public Hearing
02/22/2011 – Read First Time and Referred to House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.
01/14/2011 – Filed.
Equality Texas Position: We support this legislation. HB 665 is a part of our Legislative Agenda.