Obama signs order on LGBT job discrimination

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday signed an executive order [text; fact sheet] barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include [USA Today report] a religious-based exception despite pressure from some religious leaders following the US Supreme Court [official website] decision [opinion, PDF] in the Hobby Lobby case [JURIST report] in June. It…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/obama-signs-order-on-lgbt-job-discrimination.php

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