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Senate Approves Ban on Anti-Gay Bias at Work

The Senate voted to include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the country’s nondiscrimination law Thursday when 64 of its members approved a prohibition on discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

The New York Times:

Despite initial wariness among many Republicans about the bill, 10 of them voted with 54 members of the Democratic majority to approve the measure.

But nothing is guaranteed in the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner has repeatedly said he opposes the bill.

President Obama hailed the Senate action and urged House Republican leaders to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

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Alexander Reed Kelly
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In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
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