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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) gala in New York June 17, 2014.

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Executive Orders & LGBT Protections for Federal Contractors

June 19, 2014, John Hudak

On Tuesday, June 17, President Obama announced he would sign an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from workforce discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In this post, John Hudak has five important takeaways from the the LGBT nondiscrimination order, and puts it in the context of other presidents' use of executive power. 

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