President Barack Obama has taken heat from LGBT activists in the last few weeks for refusing to sign an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination for federal contractors based on sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
During last night's “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” host Jon Stewart laid out a pretty convincing argument against the Obama administration's decision to persue a legislative solution (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) rather than simply issuing an executive order to protect federal LGBT workers.
Stewart also pokes fun at North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage (in a state that has already outlaws such unions) and highlights a ridiculous new marketing campaign from the creators of Mike & Ike candies.
Last night's “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” took on the recent controversy of two straight men posing as lesbian bloggers. If you haven't heard anything about it, our Dyana Bagby has a fantastic take on the story.
“The Daily Show” has covered LGBT issues extensively recently, even creating a new, and apparently regular, segment called “We're here. We're queer. Get Newsed to it” to house its LGBT coverage.
Stewart also highlights the ongoing battle in New York state over marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Check out the segment below: