Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation: The Next Battle?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), married same-sex couples became entitled to recognition in the 12 states that currently allow gay marriages.

But there was another issue the ruling did not touch—discrimination against gay individuals in the workplace.

This is an issue that Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, has tried to combat by sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Senator Richard Blumenthal is on The Takeaway to explain why he sponsored this bill, and how the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA affects its future.

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Guests:

Richard Blumenthal

Produced by:

Carla Javier and Megan Quellhorst

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