Tag Archives: Harry Reid

Key mid-term race to watch is the Kentucky senate, where prospects for ENDA could hinge on McConnell

Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they’re right –and there is some room for doubt—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo

Exemption fight looms over ENDA vote

A dark cloud is hovering over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act just as the U.S. Senate is poised, on Thursday afternoon, to pass the legislation for the first time in the measure’s 19-year history. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved Wednesday afternoon

Speed Read: Wednesday 6 November 2013

Illinois becomes 15th state to provide marriage equality. Hawaii bill advances over another hurdle. Openly gay legislator becomes Seattle's first openly gay mayor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid goads House Speaker John Boehner. And more...

Speed Read: Friday 1 November 2013

The Senate will vote Monday evening on whether to debate and vote on ENDA. Senator John McCain says he's leaning against ENDA and expects some amendments to address "religious oriented" concerns. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is cracking down on the

Speed Read: Thursday 31 October 2013

ENDA now has a pretty solid 60 votes in the Senate to overcome any filibuster attempt to block a vote. Equality Florida lobbied aggressively for Senator Bill Nelson to co-sponsor and now all Democrats are ready to back the bill.

ENDA appears to have 60 votes in Senate, but House not likely to budge

With one sentence, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised, during his remarks on the floor Monday, that he will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor during the current Senate work period.

Speed Read: Tuesday 29 October 2013

More than 1,800 people turned out Monday to express their views on Hawaii's proposed marriage equality bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll bring ENDA to the floor soon. Russian activist proposes rainbows as a corporate protest. And more...

Speed Read: Wednesday 9 October 2013

The International Olympic Committee's new president is side-stepping the giant gap in the IOC's non-discrimination policy. Senator Tammy Baldwin wins a gold medal of sorts in the Senate. Anti-gay activist Tony Perkins gets a boost for a threatened Congressional bid.

Reid: ‘Sit down and shut up’

The U.S. Senate’s first and only openly gay member was presiding over the august body August 1 when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the unprecedented tact of telling his colleagues to “sit down and shut up.”

Senate defeats effort to drop LGBT protections from domestic abuse bill

A casual listener to U.S. Senate debate Thursday (April 26) would not have heard the skirmish over protections for LGBT victims of domestic abuse.