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    ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Wednesday that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, meaning the entire Democratic caucus is now unified behind the legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in the workplace.

    The bill now has the support of every single Democratic senator. Sen.-elect Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who will be sworn in on Thursday, is also expected to back it. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are the only two Republican co-sponsors, although both Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted the bill out of committee.On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that he would be bringing ENDA up for a vote by Thanksgiving. The bill could come to the floor as early as next week.
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    Unfortunatley dont expect this bill to pass the house...


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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    As long as they keep the military exclusion in regards to transgenders and include firm definitions of religious institutions (as opposed to Obamacare), I'm fine with it.

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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Wait, isn't discrimination already illegal?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wait, isn't discrimination already illegal?
    Nope


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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Nope
    So, you're telling me that there isn't already a discrimination act in place, that could be amended?
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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you're telling me that there isn't already a discrimination act in place, that could be amended?
    There is.
    "There is no federal law prohibiting discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation; 29 states also do not have such a law."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/us...nate.html?_r=0


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    The federal government really should learn to keep its nose out of issues that rightfully should be dealt with at the State level.
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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Unfortunatley dont expect this bill to pass the house...
    Well, democrats, progressives and socialists adhere to the philosophy of collectivism...

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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Public accommodation laws are a violation of human rights. It is very upsetting to me that many people in the country can't understand this.

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    Re: ENDA Now Has The Support Of Every Single Senate Democrat

    Unfortunatley dont expect this bill to pass the house...
    It is a good thing when a bill that violates the rights of people fails to pass. It is however a sign of the countries failures when such a bill is even considered.

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