Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

By Nicky Hickling

Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) President Obama signed an executive order Monday protecting gay and transgender federal contractors from discrimination.

The move is the latest in his effort to act on Democratic-supported issues he says are being ignored by the Republican-led House.

The executive order, which the White House announced last month, impacts an estimated 28 million workers, or one-fifth of the U.S. workforce.

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