Some members of the gay community are holding President Obama to the fire for not signing an executive order protecting LGBT government contractors, but for a taste of what we’d face with a Republican administration, check out what House Speaker John Boehner told the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson about a comprehensive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA):
Asked whether passage of ENDA might alleviate the 8.2 percent unemployment rate if employers were barred from firing LGBT workers, Boehner said “ample laws” are in place and deferred further comment to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce. The committee didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
“No one should face discrimination in the workforce,” Boehner said. “There are ample laws already in place to deal with this. Having been the chairman of the Education & Workforce Committee, I’m quite familiar with employment law. But if there are further changes that are necessary, I’m sure the committee will look at it.”
That’s about the best we can hope for from the GOP. We don’t know about you but we’ve got Election Day circiled in red on our calendar.