WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– President Obama is ready to sign an executive order that bans discrimination by federal contractors on the basis sexual orientation, top democrats said.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Mr. Obama’s move “marks another significant step in our nation’s progress on civil rights.”
"This executive order adds to the list of the [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community's accomplishments during the Obama administration and is cause for celebration as we recognize June as LGBT Pride Month,” she said."
Mr. Obama has directed his staff to draft the executive order that would ban workplace discrimination, a White House official told The Huffington Post. It wasn’t clear whether the president intends to sign the order Monday or to put pressure on Congress to pass such a law.
LGBT activists responded with enthusiasm at the news. — Source