Cruz Bill to Protect LGBT from Workplace Discrimination

255

Vice Speaker BJ Cruz introduced Bill 102.

Guam – In light of the recent discussion on marriage equality and protections for the LGBT community, Vice Speaker BJ Cruz says he wants to ensure that employees are not discriminated based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

The senator introduced Bill 102 to update Guam’s workplace discrimination laws which currently only protects employees from discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color or ancestry, but does not explicitly protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

 

Cruz also added protections for military personnel or veteran status.// Contrary to popular belief, the senator says there are no federal protections for this type of work place discrimination.