Congress: GOP under pressure on gay rights

House Speaker John Boehner’s facing bipartisan pressure to bring up the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. Roll Call: “Still, just hours before the Senate takes a test vote on a bill to protect gays, lesbians and transgender people from workplace discrimination, Boehner’s spokesman indicated the legislation is not on the Ohio Republican’s agenda. The statement from Boehner’s office against ENDA did not, of course, hint at anxiety over moving on controversial legislation that could incite ire from the right-wing base.”