The road to equality just got a little shorter. The US Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against sexual preference or gender identity.
The Employer Non-Discrimination Act passed 64-32, with the majority in favor of ensuring gay, bisexual and transgender people equal rights in the workplace. Before this vote, federal law banned employer discrimination based on race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age and disability.
This is another major victory for gay rights, though the legislation may not have as much luck in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
House Speaker John Boehner opposes the bill, and says he would not allow a vote, despite President Obama urging House leaders to act otherwise.
"One party in one house of Congress should not stand in the way of millions of Americans who want to go to work each day and simply be judged by the job they do," said the President. "Now is the time to end this kind of discrimination in the workplace, not enable it."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!