The one thing I like about Mike Castle is that he is not in the clique of closted GOP freaks like Larry Craig who think they need to bash gays all the time to show how “un-gay” they are.

Castle was one of four GOPers on the committee who voted with the Democrats to move a bill which prevents employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

GOP Reps save ENDA in close committee vote

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) cleared a pivotal hurdle in committee today after four gay-supportive Republicans joined the Democratic majority to save the bill from defeat. (snip)

The bill passed in the House Committee on Education and Labor by a vote of 27 to 21, with 23 Democrats and four Republicans voting for the measure, which calls for banning job discrimination based on sexual orientation, a category that includes gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. Seventeen Republicans and the four Democrats voted against the bill.

If the Republicans voting for the measure had voted the other way, it would have lost by a vote of 23 to 25.<