ENDA passes the House.

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"ENDA passes the House."

The House passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed this evening with a 235-184 vote. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), on the verge of tears, one of two openly gay members of the House, delivered an emotional speech denouncing the efforts of conservatives who attempted to sabotage the bill with parliamentary manuevers. Frank received resounding applause. Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/11/FrankENDASpeech.320.240.flv]

Watch ENDA speeches from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) here.

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