Senate Passes Landmark Anti-Discrimination Bill; Will the House Kill It?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which prohibits employers from firing or not hiring a person based on their sexual orientation, passed the Senate today with a vote of 64-32. The passing of this historic act adds to the list of major landmarks for LGBT rights reached this year.

But I wouldn’t get your hopes up yet.



The bill needs to go to the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, which will pose a major challenge. Speaker of the House John Boehner has openly spoken against the ENDA curbing confidence as to whether the bill will be signed into law.

Boehner has said that he opposes the law because he sees it as unnecessary and a catalyst for costly lawsuits that will hinder business owners.

This follows a longstanding pattern of bi-partisan bills passing the Senate only to be voted down in the House.

You can read the full text of the bill below:

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