President Obama To Sign Executive Order Ending Discrimination Against LGBT Workers by Federal Contractors

On Monday, July 21st, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order to greatly expand employment-related anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

On Monday, July 21st, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Congratulations to all who worked to make this happen, particularly our colleague Brad Sears and his researchers at the Williams Institute.

In Washington, D.C., Center for American Progress Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement: "The executive order ensures that 28 million hardworking Americans have the protections they need to provide for their families and can go to work without the threat of losing their jobs simply because of who they are or whom they love. While there is still work to be done, this is a watershed moment in our country’s march toward basic fairness, and President Obama has continued to secure his legacy as a champion for equal rights for all Americans."