Gender Identity Bias Order Coming, Obama Says

On this July 4, the birthday of the United States, an announcement this week from the White House shows that our notions of equality keep expanding. At an event on Monday night, President Obama announced he will sign an executive order protecting federal employees from being discriminated against on the basis of sexual identity.

It’s another example of the president acting without Congress, which has refused to pass federal legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private and public sector.

Obama’s powers are limited to the workforce over which he exercises authority–employees of the federal government.

A Happy 4th of July to all of my readers!

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