John Boehner, the Speaker of the House who, to paraphrase HRC’s Chad Griffin, clearly should understand what it’s like to go to work every day worried that he’s going to lose his job, doesn’t seem to understand the current state of employment rights for LGBT people:

“I am opposed to discrimination of any kind in the work place and any place else. But I think this legislation that I’ve dealt with as chairman of the Educational Workforce Committee long before I was back into leadership, is unnecessary and would provide a basis for frivolous lawsuits. People are already protected in the work place. So I am, I’m opposed to continuing this. Listen, I understand people have different opinions on this issue and I respect those opinions but it is someone who worked in this employment law area for all of my years in the statehouse and all of my years here, I see no basis or no need for this.”

No verbal response necessary. Instead, I’ll just repost the map that Joe posted:

endamap John Boehner Clearly Doesnt Understand Why ENDA Is Necessary

Ahem!