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BuzzFeed: Al Franken’s LGBT Student Rights Amendment May Get Full Senate Vote

Sen. Al Franken said he plans to press the full Senate on Tuesday to vote on legislation that would ban LGBT discrimination at public schools and require campus officials to intervene when an LGBT student is being bullied.

The Minnesota Democrat said in an interview with BuzzFeed News that Senate leaders have indicated his amendment will go before the full chamber after years of unsuccessful attempts.

Forty co-sponsors had signed on to the amendment as of Monday, including one Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, Franken said. He expects the Senate will approve his legislation with more Republican votes. Still, Franken said he believes the vote will be “very close.”

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