Today, the United States Senate voted to invoke cloture on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation which provides employment protections for LGBT individuals in the workplace, with the votes of seven Republicans.

“It’s about time,” Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo remarked. “The Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been languishing in the Senate since 1996, and we commend those Republicans today who made the critical difference in taking this common-sense, long-overdue vote. Cloture wouldn’t have been possible without the support of those seven Republicans who voted on the right side of history today. Log Cabin Republicans encourages more of their GOP colleagues to do the same in the final ENDA vote this week.”