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Gay House Members Say Gay-Friendly Bills Are Near

Saturday, 05 Dec 2009 08:06 PM

 

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Two of Congress's three openly gay members say the U.S. House is poised to pass bills to provide health coverage for the same-sex partners of gay federal workers and to protect all gay employees from job discrimination.

U.S. Reps. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jared Polis of Colorado spoke to an international conference of gay politicians in San Francisco on Saturday.

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The Democrats say they expect a domestic partner benefits bill to come up for a vote by the end of the year and the employment bill to reach the floor early in 2010.

The lawmakers say the measures face a harder time in the Senate. Including transgender workers in the legislation to ban job discrimination may especially meet opposition, Polis said.

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