ENDA Passes U.S. Senate with Help from Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s op-ed last weekend in the Wall Street Journal may have helped. Cook showed himself to be an ardent supporter of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which finally came to a vote on Thursday in the Senate. Lawmakers passed the bill, which aims to eliminate workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals. The Employment …   Read More

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ENDA Passes U.S. Senate with Help from Tim CookApple CEO Tim Cook’s op-ed last weekend in the Wall Street Journal may have helped.

Cook showed himself to be an ardent supporter of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which finally came to a vote on Thursday in the Senate.

Lawmakers passed the bill, which aims to eliminate workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed its final vote in the full Senate 64-32.

Some called its passage a historic victory decades in the making. Regrettable for supporters of the bill’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives, another up-hill fight may be in store.

Signs of the measure becoming law were stunted earlier in the week, however, when House Speaker John Boehner voiced his opposition on the grounds that it would cost small businesses and create “frivolous litigation.”

According to political pundits sharing their views with MSNBC, it isn’t clear when the bill will come to a vote on the House floor, if it does at all.

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