House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, has been quoted as saying that House passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is not going to happen this session.

Last year, a bipartisan majority of the Senate approved ENDA, which would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and President Barack Obama has pledged his signature.

Rep. Mark Takano, an openly gay Democrat from California, told gay weekly the Washington Blade that Boehner made the comment while addressing members of the LGBT Equality Caucus sometime last week.

“A number of us did meet with him, actually the caucus met with Speaker Boehner,” Takano said. “He said no way was it going to get done in this session.”

Brad Jacklin, executive director of the LGBT Equality Caucus, confirmed that the speaker met with several caucus members but offered few specifics.

“A number of members asked to meet with the speaker, who tries to accommodate such requests,” Jacklin said. “It was a members-only meeting and was off the record. The Equality Caucus and its leadership continues to work together to educate members of the House on LGBT issues and build bipartisan support for legislation like ENDA.”

Currently, six House Republicans have co-sponsored ENDA, the latest being Rep. Michael Grimm of New York.

(Related: John Boehner calls gay workplace protections bill ENDA “unnecessary.”)