Last Sunday, President Obama reportedly went out of the way when he blogged about workplace sexual discrimination incidents and policies. The President’s post went live at ‘Huffington Post’ as a result of an impassioned plea to seek support for the ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act).

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The ENDA bill is set for senate voting next Monday. So far, the prospects of its passage are looking bleak at the moment. Obama writes about workplace policies, standards and discrimination against people who have a different sexual orientation. “In many States, a person can be fired simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.”

Some support groups believe that the Employment Non Discrimination Act should be immediately mandated and adhered to as “law of the land.” On the contrary, opposition parties fear the consequences of passing such bill in the senate. The U.S. President has cited the strong bipartisan support and believes that sexual discrimination is not only wrong but it “needs to stop, because in the United States of America, who you are and who you love should never be a fireable offense.”

Assuming that this bill is passed in the Senate with a high percentage of votes, what would be its impact on people who are directly going to be affected? Of course, as the President likes to put it, “it does not make a difference if the firefighter who rescues you is gay,” but with every law, there comes a proportion of law breakers who would take advantage of such workplace related policies as soon as possible.

Previously, this legislation failed by one vote, totaling at 50 – 49 in 1996. Today, in order to overcome the Republican filibuster, the vote count needs to be 60. At the moment, this bill is being supported by four Republicans, with chances of Sen. Rob Portman stepping forth as another strong supporter.

At the Huffington Post website, the latest article adds up as his 3rd blog post. Back in 2008, the President wrote about his campaign for the White House. Ever since he has been elected, the ENDA Bill article is his first post, in many years, at the aforementioned online platform. If you are interested in banning workplace discrimination or simply want to share your views regarding the President’s blog post, you can read the article here.