The vote was , with every Democrat voting in favor, along with eight Republicans. A Trump administration official who asked not be identified, because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the president's intentions, said the White House "opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all. Is Andy Lack part of the problem? The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas. Murray Public Service Award B. Former tennis star Martina Navratilova co-wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post urging lawmakers not to "make the unnecessary and ironic mistake of sacrificing the enormously valuable social good that is female sports in their effort to secure the rights of transgender women and girls. We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. Viewers certainly witnessed Lauer's disrespect for female guests see: She filed for divorce in and accused the anchor of "cruel and inhumane" behavior before withdrawing her petition one month later after reaching a private agreement. Is he fostering an atmosphere of disrespect for women? The legislation threatens women's sports, shelters and schools, and could silence female athletes, domestic abuse survivors and other women, she said. When Cohen asked Lauer's former co-host to describe Lauer's most annoying habit, she said, "He pinches me on the ass a lot. Matt Lauer was axed on Wednesday just hours after a secret meeting where his alleged victim and her lawyer told NBC brass her story of inappropriate sexual behavior from the long-time "Today Show" host.