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A gay rights activist waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June, a day before the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Last night, the Senate ended debate on a bill prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. A full vote on the measure is expected to take place later this week, and most observers believe it will pass.
But the Employment Non Discrimination Act still faces an uphill battle in the House.
For more on this legislation and what the Senate's move means in terms of progress on gay rights, we're joined now by Brad Sears, executive director of UCLA's Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy.