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Senate begins debate on a gay rights bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A major gay rights bill has clears its first hurdle in the Senate.
On Monday the Senate voted 61 to 30 to move ahead on the legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on gender identity.
The bi-partisan vote increases the chances that the Senate will pass the bill by the end of the week.
Its prospects in the republican-led House are dimmer.