After nearly 20 years, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has finally passed the US Senate.
The legislation, known as ENDA, has been introduced in all but one Congress since 1994. It was last voted on by the full senate in 1996 when it fell one vote shy of passage.
In the end, the 64-32 vote had every Democratic senator and 10 of their Republican colleagues voting in favor of passage.
Surprisingly, among the Republicans supporting ENDA was Arizona Senator John McCain who was a vocal opponent of ending the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.