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Senate Would Likely Vote on ENDA Soon

vote endaRecent media sources have revealed that the senate would likely vote on the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) by September.

In a recent report by Huffington Post, it was revealed that a Senate Democratic leadership aide has given a hint regarding ENDA’s approval. In his own words, the aide told the said media source that “It’s on the list of possible things for consideration in September. No firm timing on it yet, but it’s one of the things that’s possible.”

Last month, the said bill that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender preferences got a go signal from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. All democrats on the committee voted for the bill along with three Republicans – Sen. Mark Kirk (Il.), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Ak.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (Ut).

Apparently, this is the first time that the said bill would finally reach the senate floor since it was first introduced in 1994. The bill only had its best chance in 2006 midterm elections, thanks to the Democratic Party for breaking the twelve long years of Republican Congressional rule. As time passed by, the bill remains stagnated despite several modifications. There were also instances in the past wherein the bill had consistently passed the House of Representative but later died in the senate.

In 2011, the said bill was reintroduced again in the senate and apparently, this time is a new story to tell. Incidentally, President, Barack Obama is in favor of the said bill.

Consequently, a Los Angeles workplace discrimination lawyer believes that Obama’s support with the said bill has significantly influenced many lawmakers to back the bill as well. Thus, the bill is constantly getting a good shot along the way.


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