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House Passes LGBTQ-Rights Bill; Faces Long Odds in Senate

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, though Senate rules could make it difficult to get the measure to President Joe Biden to sign into law.
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Historic LGBTQ rights bill passes - after exposing GOP divisions

Historic LGBTQ rights bill passes - after exposing GOP divisions

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The House passed sweeping legislation on Thursday to ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, delivering a major victory to the LGBTQ community - while exposing an ugly rift in the GOP.
The Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to provide protections for LGBTQ individuals, garnered unanimous support from House Democrats on its way to approval on a 224-206 vote. Three Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats to endorse the bill, less than half of the number of GOP votes the measure got the last time it came to the...
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