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Senate close to passing bill to ban discrimination against gay workers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/05/2013

Paul Kane

The Senate moved closer to passing a historic piece of legislation Monday that would ban discrimination against gay workers, signaling a dramatic shift in political attitudes on the issue.
Seven Republicans joined 54 members of the Democratic caucus in voting to formally begin considering the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The 61 to 30 margin virtually guarantees its passage this week.
It has been more than 17 years since the Senate voted on the issue, and Monday’s vote was a vivid illustration of how new political currents have forced lawmakers from both parties to catch up with an electorate that is increasingly supportive of gay rights. Fourteen states have legalized same-sex marriage, and a majority of Americans believe gay couples should have the right to wed.
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"Senate close to passing bill to ban discrimination against gay workers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 20/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-close-to-passing-bill-to-ban-discrimination-against-gay-workers