Wednesday, July 02, 2014

President Obama Announces Executive Order To Protect Federal Trans Employees

President Obama had a surprise of his own for the people gathered in the White House's East Room  for the 2014 edition of the LGBT Pride Reception

In addition to the one that will protect LGBT folks working for federal contractors, President Obama  announced in his reception remarks a new executive order that protects all federal workers on the basis of gender identity

I’ve asked my staff to prepare a second executive order so that federal employees –- who are already protected on the basis of sexual orientation –- will now formally be protected from discrimination based on gender identity as well
I have said for years that President Obama is the best president ever when it comes to transgender human rights issues.  He not only keeps walking the wlak to back up the talk, he keeps setting the bar even higher for future presidents to exceed.

I'm damned sure going to miss him when he leaves office January 20, 2017.


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