The House voted 235-184 to pass ENDA, but the vote is expected to be much closer in the Senate, and President Bush has said he will veto the bill if it does reach his desk.
The Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) adds “sexual orientation” to a list of federally protected classes under a 1964 act that prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
House Republican leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) observed that ENDA would "restrict religious freedom and open the door to excessive litigation."
The Bill will next go before the Senate.
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