It seems like the Employment Non Discrimination Act has been pending in Congress forever. The legislation would protect people with disabilities and those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or perceived as such from employment discrimination. Currently anyone can have their employment terminated for any of these reasons and the workers have no legal basis for challenging the discriminatory action. These aren't "special rights," they're basic civil rights, moral and ethical protections against intolerance and bigotry.
The Senate has passed the bill but efforts are underway in the House to weaken or eliminate protection for sexual identity. This involves transgendered people, those who identify with the opposite sex of their biological anatomy. The irony is this is the segment in need of the most protection as they are probably victimized most by discrimination. Please contact your Congressional Representative and ask they support full protection for everyone.
Unfortunately this bill only covers employment and not housing. People continue to be discriminated against in housing for these issues.