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President Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order



President Obama signed an executive order yesterday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) workers and specifically prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in federal employment. Significantly, the order does not provide a religious exemption.  The President’s action comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case that allowed some religiously oriented businesses to opt out of the federal health care law's requirement that contraception coverage be provided to workers at no extra charge.

For a full summary of the President’s executive action, visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/21/fact-sheet-taking-action-support-lgbt-workplace-equality-good-business-0

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