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Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill

But ENDA faces a tough fight in the House

(Newser) - It's the second big win for gay rights this week: The Senate passed what the Hill characterizes as "historic" legislation to forbid discrimination in the workplace based on sexual identity or gender. The vote was 64-32, with 10 Republicans joining all the Democrats in favor. One big caveat... More »

7 GOP Senators Push Gay Rights Bill Over Hurdle

ENDA moves forward; faces tough fight in House

(Newser) - A bill banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians looks certain to pass the Senate after clearing a key hurdle last night with Republican help, Roll Call reports. The chamber voted 61-30 to move forward with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a move that lifts ENDA past filibuster and all but... More »

Label Doesn't Fit to a T

Salon pundit ponders paradox of gay-rights bill threatened by inclusion of trans

(Newser) - As the fate of legislation that would protect gay people from employment discrimination hangs in the balance, gay leaders have withdrawn support—because protection for the transgendered has been dropped from the bill. The liberal instinct to “want it all now” has run amok, John Aravosis argues, and boosters... More »

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