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posted Friday, April 13, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 15

A fairer workplace in federal contracting
by Editorial Board

WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jay Carney spent a good chunk of his time during a briefing last week trying to explain why President Obama has declined to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

Mr. Carney struggled for some eight minutes but was unable to give a satisfactory answer. That's understandable, because there is no principled reason for refusing to extend such workplace protections to millions of Americans.

Since the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, federal contractors have been prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, religion and sex. This nondiscrimination policy was promulgated through an executive order and has been upheld numerous times against legal challenge. Mr. Obama could amend the existing order to include sexual orientation or could craft a separate order to prohibit those who wish to or already do business with the federal government from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) employees.

full story:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/an-executive-order-that-could-deliver-a-fairer-workplace/2012/04/18/gIQANQIlRT_story.html


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