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Senate begins debate on a gay rights bill

A demonstrator waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Capitol in Washington on October 11, 2009 as tens of thousands of gay activists marched to demand civil rights, a day after President Barack Obama vowed to repeal a ban on gays serving openly in the US military.  (Maria Belen Perez Gabilondo, Getty Images)
A demonstrator waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Capitol in Washington on October 11, 2009 as tens of thousands of gay activists marched to demand civil rights, a day after President Barack Obama vowed to repeal a ban on gays serving openly in the US military. (Maria Belen Perez Gabilondo, Getty Images)
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Updated: 11/05/2013 4:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate debate begins today on the first major bill in nearly two decades to bar workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
   
A 61-30 procedural vote yesterday cleared the way and passage is possible by the end of the week.

The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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