Obama Urges Congress To Ban Workplace Bias Against Gays

View Comments
President Barack Obama is marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama is marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians.

He says such bias is wrong and must be changed.

Obama says legislation pending in Congress would ban such discrimination “now and forever.” Said Obama: “We need to get that passed.”

The president spoke Thursday at a White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,653 other followers