Well this is a step in the right direction. Today a Senate committee passed ENDA on a bipartisan vote.
"The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, 15 to 7, advancing the bill that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The bill, which does not contain religious exemptions, now heads to the full Senate, where it has a solid majority in favor with 53 cosponsors. But a majority doesn't guarantee passage in the Senate since so many bills are now filibustered, requiring 60 votes to break."
The White House released a statement confirming President Obama's support of the bill, saying "The President has long supported an inclusive ENDA, which would enshrine into law strong, lasting and comprehensive protections against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity."
A push for the bill to succeed in the GOP-controlled House is being led by Representatives Jared Polis (D) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Currently protections for LGBT workers are offered in 17 states and Washington D.C., with another four extending protections to LGB people.