Update: The bill passed 249-175 (18 Republicans for, 17 Democrats against) !!!


Watch the live CSPAN feed here.  You can also follow what people are saying on twitter by searching for the #FightHateNow hashtag.

Many of the Republican opponents are using the argument that this bill would constitute an infringement on the freedom of speech of religious organizations.  See an article from the Christian Post that makes this argumentRep. Gohmert (R-TX) just said that the radical gay movement will use this bill to force churches to accept their lifestyle.

The National Center for Transgender Equality has a one-pager that explains why this is not true.

They will vote within the hour!