Monday, June 16, 2014
President Moves Forward on ENDA for Federal Workers
With ENDA (the Employment Non Discrimination Act) stalled in the House, President Obama has taken the matter into his own hands, to the extent that he is able, to protect federal workers, an estimated 16 million people.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed his staff to draft an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors, a White House official told The Huffington Post.
The move is the clearest indication to date that the administration is prepared to take action on LGBT rights where Congress has fallen short. Notably, the official would not say whether the president will sign the order into law on Monday -- suggesting the White House is leaking the news to warn lawmakers that they have a limited window to pass more sweeping workplace discrimination legislation before he acts without them.
"The president’s intentions are clear," the official said, when asked whether Obama would sign the order. "We will keep you posted."
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