Seven Republicans joined 54 Democrats in the Senate recently, passing a procedural vote in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Find out who they are and what they had to say about workers who are LGBT.
John Banvard, a 95 year-old World War II veteran, married his partner Gerard Nadeau, a 67 year-old Vietnam veteran, at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California in September of this year after 20 years together. It was the first time Chula Vista Veteran's Home hosted a wedding ceremony between two male veterans.
Missouri State Highway Patrolman Capt. Dennis Engelhard and his partner Kelly Glossip were together in a loving relationship for fifteen years, until Dennis Engelhard's untimely death on Christmas Day in 2005 while on duty. The couple also have a seventeen year old son.
It was announced that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has the sixty votes needed to safely pass the Senate. President Obama is urging congress to pass ENDA. However, the legislation seems doomed in the House.