Jon Stewart Criticizes Obama For Failing To Issue Key Nondiscrimination Order

Last night, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart criticized the Obama administration for failing to issue an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in federal contracting. Stewart debunked the White House’s justification for the delay — that it is seeking a legislative solution to end discrimination in the workplace — by playing clips of Obama insisting “we can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job.” “Where we won’t act, I will,” Obama said in October 2011. “I told my administration to keep looking every single day for actions we can take without Congress.” “Oh, I found out,” Stewart exclaimed. “How about you sign an executive order that would protect gay people in the workplace!” Watch it:

Stewart also poked fun at North Carolina for advancing the discriminatory Amendment 1, Tony Perkins’ obsession with Mike and Ike candy, and interviewed Zach Wahls about his book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family.