President Barack Obama signed an executive order this morning barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law estimates that the order would protect nearly 34 million employees nationwide, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce.
A fact sheet provided by the White House cites wide-ranging public support for barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
You can read the full text of the order here.
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