Sunday, November 3, 2013

NYT: Senate one vote short of breaking filibuster on antigay workplace bias bill

GOP senators are getting calls from constituents alarmed by disinformation being spread by the usual suspects:
One senator recalled having to explain to a colleague that the legislation would not require insurance companies to pay for sex-change operations. Another spoke of phone calls from constituents who were convinced that their children could be taught in school by men wearing dresses. And conservative groups like the Family Research Council are warning their supporters that the bill would force Christian bookstores to hire drag performers.
UPDATE: Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) will become the 60th senator to support ENDA, making the proposed Senate bill filibuster proof, but since John Boehner is opposed to the measure, he may prevent it from coming to a vote in the House.

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