Then he urged Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit discrimination by any employer with at least 15 employees. Of course, that bill has gotten nowhere in the House, even after passing the Senate last November by a bipartisan vote of 64-32.
It shouldn't be an issue at all. This is 21st century America. Non-discrimination should be a no-brainer.
But let's be grateful for each small piece of progress. Kudos to President Obama for taking this step today.