A number of national LGBT rights groups have withdrawn their support of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) because it has a broad religious exemption.
Pelosi has been a strong supporter of LGBT rights. She says gay rights advocates should ask themselves what happens if Congress does not pass an anti-bias bill. She says the groups must decide if that is a good outcome.
President Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring. A White House spokesman declined to say whether it would include a religious exemption.
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