Seven GOP senators join Democrats on gay rights bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Oct. 29 file photo. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)


Which senators voted to ban job discrimination against gays?

Seven Republicans crossed party lines to help Senate Democrats take a key step to pass a bill banning job discrimination for gays and lesbians.The GOP senators joined with all 55 Senate Democrats to get one more than the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster on the bill, effectively ensuring its passage by a simple majority in the Senate later this week.Despite Monday's success on a 61-30 vote, the bill will likely go to the Republican-controlled House, where Speaker John …

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