Gov. Jay Nixon last year vetoed a bill that would make it more difficult to file suit for discrimination in the workplace.

Conversely, the legislature failed to pass a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against an employee based on sexual orientation.

In his state of the state address, Nixon said, “We need to end discrimination against LGBT Missourians in the workplace. No Missourian should be fired because of who they are or who they love.”

“Last year, the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support, but failed to get to my desk. Let’s get it done this year.”