Last week, President Obama’s decision not to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors angered gay rights activists. Today, the Washington Post published an editorial calling on President Obama to take swift executive action by signing an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This is the second time the newspaper has pushed the President to take this common-sense step, an move that is supported by nearly three-quarters of likely 2012 voters.
Tico Almeida, president of Freedom to Work, said, “Seventy-two Members of Congress, The New York Times, and The Washington Post all agree with 73% of American voters that ‘We Can’t Wait’ on this Executive Order” — referring to the Obama campaign’s slogan and Freedom to Work’s new “We Can’t Wait” campaign. “The President has an opportunity to level the playing field for nearly a quarter of the American workforce today, and to ensure workplace fairness.”