Lawyers Expect Passage Of Gay Employee Rights Bill

Law360 (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Having been greeted with overwhelming support in the U.S. House of Representatives, the latest incarnation of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now headed to the Senate floor, where it just might get the votes needed to become law, lawyers say.

The closest the Senate has ever come to passing a bill making homosexuals a protected class was 1996, when it fell short by just one vote. Twenty states have since outlawed employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but, according to many lawyers and politicians,...
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