Employee Non-Discrimination Act got over 60 votes on Monday evening, meaning that the bill will now advance towards a final vote. The measure, which would make it illegal for workplaces to discriminate against an employee on the basis of their sexual or gender orientation, had to gain 60 votes instead of a simple majority in order to overcome a likely filibuster by some Republicans. The bill, however, will almost certainly not make it through the House, if it gets final passage in the Senate.
Even so, the measure gained some rather visible support from moderate Republicans in Congress, grabbing a procedural "yes" vote from the previously undeclared Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Republican Senator Rob Portman cast the 60th vote on Monday (the final tally was 61 - 30, in favor of moving to debate). From some reports, it looks like at least Ayotte and Portman were swayed to vote for the measure with a promise of "tweaks" to religious exemptions in the bill. Republican Senators Kirk, Toomey, Hatch, Collins, Heller, and Kirk also voted for the bill.
Senator Mark Kirk even took to the Senate floor to deliver his first speech since suffering a stroke last year. As his vote indicated, his speech was in favor of ENDA (video via Roll Call):