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Senate Committee Schedules ENDA Vote on July 10

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act will receive consideration from a Senate panel on July 10, reports Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade:

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee has scheduled the markup for the LGBT job anti-bias legislation two weeks to the day that the Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.

Scheduling the vote is first step for Senate HELP Committee Chair Tom Harkin (D-Iowa, pictured) in fulfilling the promise he announced this year to move ENDA out of the committee this year.

The bill is expected to be advanced as all 12 Senate Democrats on the panel are sponsors of the legislation.

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  1. so far, from the Far Right, all I've been reading is (as per usual) the "What about us poor Persecuted Christians who will be forced to hire people who will openly practice sodomy at the workplace!" or something to that effect.

    Which is sorta like being afraid of hiring a Jew because you think they'll spend office time performing circumcisions, or something.

    It makes no sense.

    ENDA is the biggie. We need a culture where we can all be safe from workplace and housing discrimination. This is just common sense.

    And any anonymous closeted "gay conservatives" who oppose ENDA will only prove everyone else right.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 2, 2013 1:09:27 PM


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