The White House on Tuesday put its weight behind efforts to enshrine rights for …

The White House on Tuesday put its weight behind efforts to enshrine rights for gay Americans in federal law, stoking an election-year battle with conservatives. After a landmark legal victory on gay marriage, the White House said it would like to see legislation that provides comprehensive protection against discrimination. The measures would amend the half-century-old Civil Rights Act to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.


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