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Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), in particular: Only 8 of the senators who voted against ENDA in 1996
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As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, landmark civil rights legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.
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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opposes the measure, and senior aides say it's unlikely to even come up for a vote in
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On Monday evening, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was about to clear a key hurdle in the Senate. But first, Republicans who opposed the bill were given a chance to voice their criticism on the Senate floor. After all, there had already been speeches from senators who backed the legislation.
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In March, the Republican National Committee released an autopsy report that examined what went wrong for the party during
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McCain's office did not return a request for additional comment on his whereabouts or on how he plans to vote on ENDA's passage
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ENDA would make it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is already
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(Story continues below.) The Senate ended debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a 61-30 vote on Monday, taking
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On the outside, a coalition called Americans for Workplace Opportunity, led by the Human Rights Campaign, has deployed more
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"This legislation raises the federal standards to match what we have come to expect in Nevada, which is that discrimination
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UPDATE: 11/3 -- Booker has also signed on to an online petition with 17 other Democratic senators urging Congress to pass
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"In short, Senator, I believe that there is no single piece of civil rights legislation in existence that is more impactful
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Wednesday that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning the entire Democratic caucus is now unified behind the legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.
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Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) reintroduced ENDA in the House this year, but it's unlikely to be considered in the Republican
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WASHINGTON -- Even though his wife is petitioning him to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has not yet decided how he will vote, saying he is concerned the landmark civil rights legislation could result in "reverse discrimination."
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"ENDA expressly prohibits quotas and the senator is mistaken on that aspect of the law," said Tico Almeida, founder and president
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In an interview with The Huffington Post on Tuesday, Booker said he was "passionate" about making sure LGBT individuals receive
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"I thank Majority Leader Reid for committing to bring ENDA to the floor this work period," Merkley said in a statement to