Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, is expected to announce on Monday that he'll bring up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for a vote on the Senate floor before Thanksgiving.

The Washington Blade quoted Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson as saying that Reid would make the announcement sometime Monday.

The exact timing, Jentleson said, “remains to be determined based on how votes go this week.” The vote could take place as early as next week, he added.

“I thank Majority Leader Reid for committing to bring ENDA to the floor this work period,” Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, the bill's champion in the Senate, said in an emailed statement. “Americans understand that it's time to make sure our LGBT friends and family are treated fairly and have the same opportunities. Now it's time for our laws to catch up. People should be judged at work on their ability to do the job, period.”

ENDA, which seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, cleared a Senate committee in July. Three Republicans – Senators Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Orrin Hatch of Utah – joined all Democrats in sending the bill to the full Senate.

(Related: Obama reiterates support for gay protections bill ENDA.)