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November 07, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate, in a 64 to 32 bipartisan vote, approved the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would bar employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC Vice President of Education and Employment:

November 07, 2013

Toomey’s amendment would require 60 votes for passage, which is considered unlikely in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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As a law student at American University, Grace Pazdan learned that students were being denied prescription contraceptive coverage under the University’s mandatory student health plan, when virtually all other prescription drugs were covered. Grace and her fellow students contacted the NWLC and began organizing a grass roots campaign to raise awareness of this discrimination.

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We helped pass landmark health care reform legislation and end insurers’ practices of charging women higher premiums than men, excluding coverage for maternity care and treating domestic violence and Cesarean sections as pre-existing conditions.

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Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on Georgetown Law Professor Nina Pillard, one of three pending nominees to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ready for the absurd? Yesterday a Kansas school suspended a 13-year old student for wearing a purse. Happened to be a Vera Bradley bag, but that shouldn’t matter, because it wasn’t the bright colors or quilted paisley design that prompted the disciplinary action. It was the fact that the student is a boy.

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