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LGBT rights bill gains another co-sponsor as Senate vote announced for next month

Another Senator has thrown his support behind a measure that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said Monday that he’s decided to co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, after months of lobbying and public pressure. The bill has now been co-sponsored by…

White House confirms NASA plan to ‘lasso’ and bring asteroid near Earth

President Barack Obama’s administration will seek $100 million in funding for a mission to tow an asteroid closer to Earth for the purpose of helping future expeditions to Mars, NBC News reported on Saturday. This corroborates an announcement made by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Friday. As the Associated Press…

Bill Nelson becomes 51st senator to support same sex marriage

US Senator Bill Nelson endorsed gay marriage on Thursday, shifting the chamber in favor of rights for same-sex couples. Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, became the 51st lawmaker in the 100-seat Senate to support gay unions, the latest in a string of lawmakers to change their position on the sensitive…

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