Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor give their support to ENDA

Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor give their support to ENDA

It would appear the last two Democratic senators who had not made a commitment to ENDA have finally come on board with their support.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the last Democratic holdout, says he’ll vote ‘yes’ on ENDA, according to a tweet from NYT reporter Jeremy Peters.

Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor give their support to ENDA

Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) said he’d vote for it last night.

After Manchin’s ‘yes’ vote leaves supporters just one vote shy of having the 60 votes needed to avoid a Republican-led filibuster.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman (who has a gay son) has indicated he’s leaning ‘yes’ but has not formally announced support.

Stay tuned.

Oh, and yeah, the bill has no chance in the GOP-led House. But still, it’s taken 20 years to get even a vote on the legislation in the Senate. So it’s a big deal.

(via Towleroad)