The measure, which lawmakers plan to file in the House and Senate, would ban discrimination in seven categories — including housing, education, and public accommodations.
"I am sorry for the times when we stood apart when we should have been standing together."
The Apple CEO took to Twitter saying federal protections for LGBT workers is "a matter of basic human dignity."
Although the NFL's own policies ban sexual orientation discrimination, most teams are located in states where there is no law to back those protections up.
"It's clear we have a long road to travel to change hearts and minds and laws all over the world," he said during the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles.
In the five years since Prop. 8, attitudes about same-sex marriage have changed dramatically across the country and within the Mormon church. "I think it's the best thing that happened to the LGBT community since Stonewall."
It's inexcusable that no Republican senators are willing to stand up and defend the Constitution," said the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer. Only one GOP senator spoke out against the legislation.
A lesson in how not to advance the conversation on workplace discrimination.