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VICTORY: President to take executive action to protect LGBT federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors

Date: 
July 18, 2014

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VICTORY: President to take executive action to protect LGBT federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18 —"This decision is good for LGBT people, good for our economy and good for America. It also speaks volumes about President Obama's resolve to end discrimination in all its guises. Millions more LGBT workers and their families will have the employment protections and economic security they need and deserve. Many organizations have worked extremely hard for this day and they all deserve thanks for this successful effort. We appreciate President Obama treating LGBT people equally with other protected groups. Thank you Mr. President for once again showing leadership and standing firm on your commitment to LGBT people and their families."

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

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