Senate votes to ban discrimination against gay and transgender workers
The Senate passed a historic piece gay rights legislation Thursday that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees, another milestone victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics.
The 64 to 32 vote to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act marked the first time federal lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the militaryâ€™s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010. Approval of the measure came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage and four months after the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned federal recognition of legally married gay couples....
Mike from NY, you hit the nail on the head. Keep the sheep distracted while we shovel more junk around and they won't even notice. The article itself said this is unlikely to go any farther; it's all political posturing and vote-garnering. Makes me sick how they play the American public. Makes me sicker that more than less of us dance to the tune.
The left, and their weak-kneed clingers in the GOP, see this as an opportunity to force the House to go along. They need issues for the 2016 cycle that aren't Obamacare, the economy, unemployment. This is another distraction designed to work up emotion and keep the press and their low info crowd occupied.
you are correct Marty MCD, 53 democrats, 45 repubs, and 2 indep. that caucus with the dems. that would mean that there are some of those repubs in there voting with the dems. The story didn't give a break down of the voting, i'm sure it's available somewhere online.
Unemployment no better, economy still faltering, and they waste their time, our time, on this mess. To hell in a handbasket indeed Mr. Carl!
I am not surprised since Obama is a homosexual himself. Makes me sick so so sick. They allow gays but will court martial christians for praying etc. They arent allowed to visit christian websites etc. Obama is disgusting and so is the entire gay lifestyle. Sick and I say sick again and again