Senate passes ENDA law to ban LGBT workplace discrimination

The U.S. Senate today voted, 64-32, with bi-partisan support, to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.

The law would ban job discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the bill on July 10, 2013, with Republicans Orrin Hatch, Mark Kirk and Lisa Murkowski supporting the proposed law.

This is the first time ENDA has been voted on in the Senate in 17 years and the first time a trans-inclusive ENDA has received a vote.

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