House Votes For Gay Employee Rights Bill

Law360, New York (November 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives with strong bipartisan backing, a long-debated bill aimed at banning discrimination against gay employees appears poised to pass the Senate, albeit without a controversial provision that would extend to transgender individuals.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007, the latest version of a proposal that has been around for over 30 years, was pushed through the House in a late-night 235 to 184 vote on Wednesday. It passed only after supporters agreed to drop protections for transgender workers and...
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