"You have private sector businesses here and they need to have freedom to operate," he said in an interview with ThinkProgress. "In the first place, I would think that unless someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not anybody’s business, so neither is it our business to tell an employer who to hire. He won’t know who to discriminate against in the first place."Because telling "him" who to discriminate against is Steve King's job.
Of course, the problem really is someone might tell Steve King they are gay. Wearing one's humanity openly is for cross-necklace wearers only.
Unlike sexual orientation, it is actually broadly illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of their religion. And I'm pretty sure Steve King would agree it should be against the law to fire Larry in Accounting because of his ostentatious cubicle Jesus-Fish.
That Sikh guy whose name he never bothered to learn on the other hand.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]