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House will not take up bill creating federal discrimination protection for gays and transgendered workers

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday that he won't take up a Senate bill intended to increase workplace protections for gay and transgendered workers. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act repeats protections provided by existing laws and pointed out that GOP leaders have long opposed the legislation. "The speaker believes this legislation will...