President Obama does not plan to sign an executive order at this time banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a statement from Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese. A senior administration official confirmed the news to Metro Weekly.
"Earlier today, we were told that the Administration is not ready to move forward with a federal contractor nondiscrimination executive order at this time," Solmonese said of the meeting first reported by Metro Weekly. "We are extremely disappointed with this decision and will continue to advocate for an executive order from the president. The unfortunate truth is that hard-working Americans can be fired simply for being gay or transgender. Given the number of employees that would be covered by this executive order, it represents a critical step forward."
I'm so sick of Barack but I'm so sick of Joe Solmonese as well. Barack's ambassador Susan Rice held a hearing at the UN on the situation in Iraq and the UN rep. Martin Kobler talked about the violence in the last three months in Iraq.
But he forgot the targeting of gay men and Emos.
Barack's a damn joke and a damn liar. He is no friend to gay America.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"