Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 64-32, passed legislation that would prohibit most employers from firing, demoting or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The bill, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would extend workplace protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Senator Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, speaks before the vote. (This report is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)