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Offline happyg

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Senate Invokes Cloture On LGBT Workplace Protections Bill
« on: November 04, 2013, 06:44:17 PM »
Caitlin MacNeal – November 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

 


The Senate voted Monday night to advance the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, granting workplace protections to LGBT people, by a margin of 61-30.


ENDA would make it illegal for businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Seven Republican senators voted for cloture and begin debate on the bill: Mark Kirk (R-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA).

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/senate-gains-enough-votes-to-overcome-filibuster-of-enda

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Re: Senate Invokes Cloture On LGBT Workplace Protections Bill
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
In its current form it will die in the House.

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Re: Senate Invokes Cloture On LGBT Workplace Protections Bill
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 07:10:44 PM »
Pretty much the usual suspects.  Toomey is a total failure.  Heller is a surprise though.

This is all about creating an issue because they know it will not pass the House.
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