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Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

Law360, Los Angeles (July 18, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a move that will protect gay and transgender people from employment discrimination, senior White House officials announced Friday.

No current federal law adequately protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination, but they will be one step closer to that protection after Obama signs the executive order Monday, according to one administration official. Obama’s executive order will amend an earlier order to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of...

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