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US House Passes Bill Combating LGBT Discrimination

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that bars federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure, which passed late Wednesday (by a vote of 223-195), reverses a vote last week that plunged the Republican-led House into chaos. The bill was on the verge of being approved as an amendment to a military spending bill when several Republican lawmakers who initially supported it changed their vote under pressure from party...

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