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VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors

Date: 
June 16, 2014

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VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors

WASHINGTON, Jun 16 —“This is a major step forward in the struggle for freedom and justice for LGBTQ workers and their families. Now millions of people will have the economic security they need to provide for their families. Through his actions, the President has demonstrated again his commitment to ending discrimination. We thank all the organizations who have worked so hard to make this piece of history. This decision is good for LGBTQ people, good for our economy and good for America. Unfortunately, many of us who don't work for federal contractors will still lack workplace protections. Now we must redouble our efforts for the urgent passage of state employment protections and strong federal legislation.”

Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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