Legislation to end discrimination based on sexual orientation could pass
|Updated: 11/04 3:51 pm
||Published: 11/04 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - Backers of a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against gays now have enough support to move the measure forward in the Senate.
Republican Dean Heller of Nevada is joining four other Republicans and all 55 Democrats in backing the legislation.
It would reverse current law, which doesn't prevent employers from firing or refusing to hire workers solely because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Heller said in a statement on his website that supporting the bill is the right thing to do and discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstances.
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