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11/04/2013 11:28 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2013

Here's How To Get In Touch With The Republicans Who Think It's OK To Fire Employees For Being LGBT

The Senate ended debate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a 61-30 vote on Monday, taking a bold step toward LGBT equality.

Fifty-four Senate Democrats and seven Republicans voted in support of the measure, which would make it illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Supporters applauded the move, saying the protections were a necessary addition to federal law, which currently allows employers to fire LGBT employees over their sexuality. None of the bill's opponents -- all Republican -- gave an explanation for their opposition during debate. You can ask them for one now by contacting them on Facebook or Twitter using the handy tool below.

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Senator Party State Vote
A000360 Lamar Alexander R TN Nay
B001261 John Barrasso R WY Nay
B001236 John Boozman R AR Nay
C000542 Daniel Coats R IN Nay
C000567 Thad Cochran R MS Nay
C001071 Bob Corker R TN Nay
C001056 John Cornyn R TX Nay
C000880 Mike Crapo R ID Nay
C001098 Ted Cruz R TX Nay
E000285 Michael B. Enzi R WY Nay
F000463 Deb Fischer R NE Nay
F000444 Jeff Flake R AZ Nay
G000359 Lindsey Graham R SC Nay
G000386 Chuck Grassley R IA Nay
H001061 John Hoeven R ND Nay
I000024 James M. Inhofe R OK Nay
I000055 Johnny Isakson R GA Nay
J000291 Mike Johanns R NE Nay
J000293 Ron Johnson R WI Nay
L000577 Mike Lee R UT Nay
M000355 Mitch McConnell R KY Nay
P000603 Rand Paul R KY Nay
R000584 James E. Risch R ID Nay
R000307 Pat Roberts R KS Nay
R000595 Marco Rubio R FL Nay
S001184 Tim Scott R SC Nay
S001141 Jeff Sessions R AL Nay
S000320 Richard C. Shelby R AL Nay
T000250 John Thune R SD Nay
W000437 Roger F. Wicker R MS Nay

A total of nine Senators missed the vote, including one Democrat, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who supports ENDA but was at a funeral on Monday, according to a spokesperson. The Senate is on course to pass the bill in a vote likely for Thursday, but the bill's fate in the GOP-controlled House looks much less certain.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) had missed Monday's vote. She voted in favor of ENDA. McCaskill didn't vote on Monday.

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