ENDA Advances Toward Senate Vote

Law360, New York (November 04, 2013, 8:50 PM ET) -- U.S. lawmakers voted Monday evening to advance legislation that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, moving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act toward Senate passage as questions loom about its prospects for passing the Republican-controlled House.  

The Senate voted 61-30 to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on ENDA, with nine legislators — eight Republicans and Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill — not voting. The vote sets the stage for the bill, S. 815, to go to the floor for an up-or-down vote.    ...
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