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Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

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Updated: 11/07/2013 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

The vote reflected the nation's rapidly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. The final tally was 64-32.

Despite the bipartisan vote, the measure's chances in the House are dim. Speaker John Boehner calls the shots, and he opposes the bill.

Gay rights advocates hailed Senate passage as a major victory in a year of significant change.

The Supreme Court in June affirmed gay marriage and granted federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Illinois is on the verge of becoming the 15th state to legalize gay marriage along with the District of Columbia.
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nativejax - 11/7/2013 5:52 PM
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Well, now you stupid people who hire them, get ready for all the lawsuits. They will use this 'IMMORAL EXCUSE'as their reason you looked at them wrong and sue you.

angels072258 - 11/7/2013 3:38 PM
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Lord God heal our land and pour out your Spirit on this nation
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