Skip to comments.Obama won't sign gay nondiscrimination order
Posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:25 PM PDT by ColdOne
In a blow to activists in the gay community, White House officials say that no executive order is likely forthcoming to address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation among federal contractors.
"While it is not our usual practice to discuss executive orders that may or may not be under consideration, we do not expect that an executive order on LGBT non-discrimination for federal contractors will be issued at this time. We support legislation that has been introduced and we will continue to work with congressional sponsors to build support for it," a senior administration official said.
"We are deeply committed to working hand-in-hand with the LGBT community to enlist support from key stakeholders and other decision-makers, and to continue to engage with and educate the business community and the public more broadly about the importance of employment nondiscrimination and the importance of passing ENDA," the official said.
Activists have been pushing the White House to issue an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among federal contractors. One same-sex couple held a press conference right before the White House Easter Egg roll, hoping to spur the administration to action. Reports in January indicated that the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice had both approved of a draft of the order.
The White House now says they will try to work on congressional legislation instead. Such legislation is not likely a top priority in a GOP controlled House.
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I am sure the Unions told him to back off, as they need goons, not loons, in their ranks. Limp-wristed Union thugs are not in big demand at Election time.
Oh, he will if he wins on November 7. Along with an EO saying straights must be discrimnated AGAINST.
Keep da homo’s in da pivate sextor don need dem wukin’ fo me.
executive order of Sex ?
so... he just has to promise to do it after the election
He’s not going to enact a law by executive order? Is Obama slipping or perhaps edging ever so slightly rightward for the election, as we watch Myth move ever more to his true nature, which is leftward?
he just has to promise to do it after the election
Let's see...How many straight votes will I lose if I sign this....oh cr**...I'm not signing this...
He’ll be plenty more, uh, ‘flexible’ after the election..
That sucks . . .
Rumor has it, Barack Hussein Obama knows about about blows to homosexuals.