President Obama urged congressional Republicans to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a blog posted to The Huffington Post late Sunday night, arguing that laws in some states that allow individuals to be fired based on their sexual orientation were “offensive” and “wrong.”

Declaring that the nation was at “a turning point,” Obama wrote that “Americans ought to be judged by one thing only in their workplaces: their ability to get their jobs done.”

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“Several Republican Senators have already voiced their support, as have a number of Republicans in the House,” Obama continues. “If more members of Congress step up, we can put an end to this form of discrimination once and for all.”

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake MORE (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the ENDA bill, and the upper chamber is expected to vote on it Monday. It will be the first vote on the bill since 1996, when it failed by a single vote.

At least four Republicans — co-sponsors Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday MORE (Maine) and Mark KirkMark Steven KirkHigh stakes as Trump heads to Hill Five things to watch for at Trump-Senate GOP meeting Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns MORE (Ill.), as well as Sens. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchOvernight Finance: NAFTA defenders dig in | Tech pushes Treasury to fight EU on taxes | AT&T faces setback in merger trial | Dems make new case against Trump tax law | Trump fuels fight over gas tax What sort of senator will Mitt Romney be? Not a backbencher, even day one Lawmaker interest in NAFTA intensifies amid Trump moves MORE (Utah) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe siren of Baton Rouge Interior plan to use drilling funds for new projects met with skepticism The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework MORE (Alaska) — have indicated a willingness to support the legislation. Gay rights activists hope that at least one additional Republican backs the legislation, pushing the bill past the 60-vote threshold necessary for passage.

But some swing Republicans have voiced concern with how the bill exempts religious organizations, leaving in doubt whether Senate Democrats would be able to corral enough votes. The legislation faces a steeper climb in the GOP-controlled House.

In his essay, the president looked to play to the traditional alignment of Republicans with the business community, arguing the law would “make good economic sense” because it allowed companies to “attract and retain the best workers.”

“If we want to create more jobs and economic growth and keep our country competitive in the global economy, we need everyone working hard, contributing their ideas, and putting their abilities to use doing what they do best,” Obama said. “We need to harness the creativity and talents of every American.”

Last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney sidestepped questions about whether the president would consider an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination if the legislation was unable to secure passage in the House or Senate.

“I think that what I would say is that we have long believed that legislation, an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, that would enshrine these protections into law is the right way to go,” Carney said.