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Gay Rights Bill Advances in Senate

A bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity advanced in the Senate Monday with the help of 7 Republican votes. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which already had the support of the entire Democratic caucus, was backed by GOPers Ayotte, Collins, Hatch, Heller, Kirk, Portman, and Toomey. The final 61-30 vote virtually guarantees passage later this week.