As noted in our blog of April 1st, Congressman Barney Frank was set to introduce H.R. 1397 in the House — a bill to bar discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  He did, and found 111 co-sponsors for the bill. Although Acting EEOC Chairman Stuart J. Ishimaru said in September that the bill is “sorely needed” and “long overdue,” its passage in the Republican-controlled House is considered unlikely.