Obama Administration Giving LGBT Advocates The Runaround On Workplace Discrimination EO And Legislation?

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 5:08 pm

One year ago last week, on April 11, 2012, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told LGBT advocates that President Obama wasn’t prepared “at this time” to issue an executive order that would protect LGBT workers who are employed by federal contractors from workplace discrimination. Such an order would “make it illegal for companies with [...]

Delivering a letter to the President – protect LGBT employees by signing the executive order

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 10:30 am

Duke student and activist Jacob Tobia plans to deliver a letter to the President at tomorrow’s White House LGBT Pride Reception asking for him to pick up the pen and sign an executive order barring discrimination by federal contractors against LGBTs; he won’t be the only invitee making that request at this event. This past [...]

Gov. Paterson signs order protecting state employees against gender identity discrimination

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 2:34 pm

This morning, Gov. Paterson signed “Executive Order No. 33 that will prohibit New York State agencies from discriminating against any individual on the basis of gender identity and expression in any matter pertaining to employment by the State.”  The EO is so new that it isn’t yet posted to the Governor’s Exec Orders page.  The [...]

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