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S. 1159: Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act of 2013

Title: Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act of 2013

Introduced: Jun 13, 2013 (113th Congress)

Sponsor: Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]

Status: Referred to Committee - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Summary: Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act of 2013 - Amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit discrimination on account of sexual orientation or gender identity when extending credit. Defines: (1) "gender identity" as the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth; (2) "person" as a natural person, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, estate, partnership, cooperative, or association; and (3) "sexual orientation" as homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.

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