President Obama signs order to protect LGBT workers

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An executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people employed by the federal government or firms with federal contracts.

President Obama: “It doesn’t make much sense, but today in America millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could lose their job, not because of anything they do or fail to do, but because of who they are: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. And that’s wrong.”

The order will reportedly impact about 28 million workers.

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