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June 16, 2014


Obama to Ban Contractors from Gay Discrimination

President Obama "will sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gays, lesbians and others on the basis of their sexual orientation - an election-year move that follows years of pressure by gay rights organizations," the Washington Post reports.

"Obama's decision to proceed with the executive order, announced Monday by the White House, immediately delighted gay rights groups, even as it signaled that Obama doesn't believe broader action by Congress is likely. Obama is set to address a fundraiser hosted by the Democratic National Committee's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender council Tuesday in New York."












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