Obama said that for too long many gays, bisexuals and transgendered Americans have been discriminated against because of who they are. “That’s wrong,” Obama said at a ceremony in the White House. “We’re here to do what we can to make it right.”
The president said that discrimination against gays is contrary to American values and bad for business. He urged Congress to make the anti-bias measure part of federal law so that it would extend to all workplaces.