From Rolling Stone:
On Friday, November 7th, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would outlaw discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace. The vote passed by a wide two-to-one margin, with 64 Senators voting in favor and 32 opposing the bill. Currently, only 21 states have legal protections for their LGBT workers, and advocates have been fighting for legislation at the national level since the bill was first introduced almost two decades ago.
As the bill moves to the House – where Speaker John Boehner recently claimed the legislation has "no basis or need" – here are five things you need to know about ENDA:
1. This is the first time in history a transgender employment non-discrimination bill has passed in the Senate.
Five Things to Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act