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Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill
Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill

Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the groups said they could no longer support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, known as ENDA, which passed the Senate last fall. The move, which has split gay rights groups, reflects the impact of last week's Supreme Court decision granting employers a religious exemption from providing workers with insurance coverage that includes contraceptives. Also at issue is the scope of an executive order that...

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