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USA: Three Senate Dems Still on the Fence on ENDA

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Joe_Manchin_and_Mark_Pryor_and_Bill_Nelson_split_insert_public_domainThere are still three democratic US Senators who have not endorsed ENDA. The Washington Blade reports:

As LGBT advocates ramp up efforts to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, some key U.S. senators this week said they’re still undecided on how they’ll vote on the bill. Most notable among these holdouts are three Senate Democrats who are not co-sponsors of ENDA — Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) — even in the aftermath of a 15-7 Senate committee vote weeks ago reporting out ENDA to the floor. Manchin ignored questions from the Blade on how he’ll vote on the bill. His response to the final question: “It’s very nice to meet you.”

Not surprisingly, Manchin and Pryor also continue to oppose marriage equality.

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