Vice President Joe Biden is calling for an end to workplace discrimination against gays, among many other things.
The politico addressed a crowd at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles Saturday, saying it's "close to barbaric" that in some states "an employer can fire you just because of who you are or who you love."
"It's time for Congress to move on and pass ENDA now," he continued, referring to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which prevents employers from firing someone because they are gay or lesbian. "It's outrageous we're even debating this sucker."
"I've traveled to most countries in the world, and I can tell you they're looking to us as an example as a champion of LGBT rights everywhere," Biden continued. "In almost half the countries in the UN, it's a crime to be gay. In seven countries, it's punishable by death."