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Harry Reid: ENDA Would Pass House if Not For Boehner

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 5
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).

John Boehner to Take Down ENDA

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 4
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."

Senate May Hear ENDA By Next Week

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 28
The Senate could vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act as early as next week.

Harry Reid: Immigration Reform Needs to Protect Gay Couples

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 5
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.

Senate Blocks "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Repeal

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Dec 9
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.

Reid and White House committed to "don’t ask, don’t tell" vote

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Nov 17
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.

Gay Democrat: Angle will ’lay waste’ to Nevada’s LGBT community

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Sep 30
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.

Gay Protesters Arrested for Blocking Las Vegas Strip

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21
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.

Reid wants Obama’s view on military’s gay ban

NATIONAL | By Lara Jakes | Oct 5
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.

Scorecard on Dem. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: OK on LGBT Issues

NATIONAL | By Zamna Avila | Aug 14
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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