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Victory for LGBT Workers as U.S. Senate Passes Federal Ban on Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

In a victory for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) workers, the U.S. Senate approved a bill on Thursday which would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) would prohibit employers from firing, discriminating against, or refusing to hire employees or job applicants on the basis of…

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban. Same-sex marriage advocates and opponents have long awaited these oral arguments, and the justices’ questions to the attorneys arguing the case have left observers wondering if the Court’s ultimate opinion will reach the merits of the case at all. The…