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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. leads a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, as Democrats gathered after the Senate cut off debate to move toward a historic vote on legislation to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. From left are, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Reid, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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