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U.S. Senate passes ENDA by historic 64 to 34 vote – Landmark nondiscrimination bill faces opposition in House

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer In a vote that can only be described as historic, the U.S. Senate passed ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, on November 7. Sixty-four senators voted yes, with only 32 voting no. Earlier in the day, the Senate voted 64-34 to end debate, breaking a Republican filibuster. Ten Republicans joined 54 Democrats to move the measure to the floor. Both of Washington’s U.S. senators were vocal supporters of the measure, and they celebrated its passage in statements issued shortly after the bill passed. ‘For 19 years, we have been working toward this historic moment, and with today’s vote in the Senate, we’re one step closer to making ENDA the law of the land. This crucial bill would ensure that all Americans have the same opportunities to work hard and succeed, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation,’ said Senator Patty Murray. EQUAL PROTECTION

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