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Nondiscrimination:

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.

Committee:
Economic and Small Business Development

Actions: 

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.

Bill History – Bill History on HB 665 

Bill Text
– View the text for HB 665 (as introduced)

Equality Texas Action Alerts:

- Join the Equality Texas Action Center.
Write Rep. Villarreal a letter of support.
Volunteer with Equality Texas.

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