Senate passage of ENDA appears near after 61–30 vote for consideration Nov. 4

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate has taken a step that apparently assures it will approve for the first time a bill to grant workplace civil rights on the basis of a person’s homosexual, bisexual or transgender status while, opponents say, threatening religious liberty. Senators voted 61–30 on Nov. 4 to invoke cloture and bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), S. 815, to the floor for consideration. The roll call — with all but one Democrat and seven Republicans voting in favor — means the Senate almost certainly will hold a floor vote that seems destined to gain the measure’s passage.

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