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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday that if the House voted on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act it would pass, adding that the only obstacle in the measure’s way is House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
Though the Senate is likely to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act for the first time, House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that the bill "legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs."
The Senate could vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as early as next week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects the Senate to pass the immigration reform, which protects LGBT bi-national families, even though conservatives, including Sen. John McCain, have strongly opposed the idea.
The Senate voted 57-40 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, to block debate on a defense spending bill that contained a provision to repeal the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers.
The Human Rights Campaign, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the Center for American Progress announced late on Wednesday, Nov. 17, officials from the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office stressed they remain committed to bringing the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" to a post-Thanksgiving recess vote.
Even though some LGBTs continue to blame Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D-Nev.] for last week’s failure to bring a bill on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to the U.S. Senate floor, LGBT activists in Nevada stress his Tea Party-backed opponent, Sharron Angle, remains the real enemy going into the general election.
A group of protestors in Las Vegas calling on Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill long contemplated by federal lawmakers that would extend workplace protections to GLBT workers, faced arrest on the afternoon of July 20.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to hear from the Obama administration on how to overturn the "don’t ask, don’t tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military.
As the majority leader, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has a huge influence on LGBT issues facing the country. While not as outwardly gay friendly as his counterpart in the House, Nancy Pelosi, he is moving closer to addressing activists’ concerns.
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