The Wisconsin representative and candidate for Senate said more work must be done by activists and politicians if LGBT employees are going to get workplace protections.
Press Secretary Jay Carney was peppered with questions by reporters looking for an explanation for the president's decision not to ban discrimination with an executive order.
President Barack Obama is unlikely to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination "at this time," according to a senior administration official.
A New Mexico gay couple heading to the 134th annual White House Easter egg roll said they will have some questions for the president about employment discrimination.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund became the first non-LGBT organization to join a movement urging President Obama to sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies.
Cathy Bessant, a Bank of America executive with a prominent reputation in Charlotte, said that a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina would harm businesses and economic development.