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    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination*-*Los Angeles Times



    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Pesident Obama plans to sign an order banning discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees by companies that do business with the federal government, a long-sought goal of gay rights organizations.After months of calling on Congress to pass a strong anti-discrimination law, Obama told his staff to come up with an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors, a White House official said Monday.The measure will prohibit those firms from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The move would implement on a limited scale what the White House would like to see Congress pass into law for everyone to follow.“This is consistent with the president’s views that all Americans, LGBT or not, should be treated with dignity and respect,” the official said.Although several states have laws that ban discrimination against gays in the workplace, many do not. In those states, an employer can legally fire, demote or otherwise discriminate against a worker solely on grounds of sexual orientation.
    Gay rights advocate say the executive order could provide employment protections for about 11 million workers who have none.The order comes after years in which the president has called on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and thereby make it unlawful for any employer to fire or censure a worker based on sexual orientation.The measure has been approved by the Democratic-led Senate but hasn’t advanced in the Republican-controlled House. The president has held back on taking executive action despite repeated calls from activists to move ahead with the executive order, a lack of action that had frustrated some supporters.
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    Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays - chicagotribune.com

    another step towards equal rights for sexual orientations!
    Its a shame this bill simply didnt pass or even come to a vote in the house. How pathetic is politics when they cling to BS imaginary party lines instead of simply doing whats right for the people and protecting and granting equal rights and fighting against discrimination. Its simply hypocritical and ignorant.
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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    another step towards equal rights for sexual orientations!
    Its a shame this bill simply didnt pass or even come to a vote in the house. How pathetic is politics when they cling to BS imaginary party lines instead of simply doing whats right for the people and protecting and granting equal rights and fighting against discrimination. Its simply hypocritical and ignorant.
    You know, while I support SSM and support not discriminating against gays, Obama has set a horrible precidence from legislating by executive order.

    I really fear the next GOP president that comes in. The precidence set is that it is ok to legislate nationally through executive order when something can't get approved through congress. While the number of Obama's executive orders have been less than past presidents, the impact of Obama's executive orders have been massive.

    People supporting this IMO are using the excuse of "The ends justify the means", however, the stage is set for a GOP president to do the same thing.

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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    How tyrannical is this president going to be in his lame duck stage? Are we really going to have to impeach this supposed constitutional scholar who shows daily he neither knows the constitution nor cares for it. Worst president ever.

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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

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    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination*-*Los Angeles Times




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    Obama to sign order prohibiting contractor bias against LGBT people - Nation - The Boston Globe
    Obama to sign order protecting LGBT rights for federal contractors - CBS News
    Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays - chicagotribune.com

    another step towards equal rights for sexual orientations!
    Its a shame this bill simply didnt pass or even come to a vote in the house. How pathetic is politics when they cling to BS imaginary party lines instead of simply doing whats right for the people and protecting and granting equal rights and fighting against discrimination. Its simply hypocritical and ignorant.

    Another volation of the constitution by bypassing congress.
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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Next GOP president that comes forth can now undo everything Obama's done with a series of executive orders.

    This is stupid.

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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination*-*Los Angeles Times



    Back-up links:
    Obama to sign order prohibiting contractor bias against LGBT people - Nation - The Boston Globe
    Obama to sign order protecting LGBT rights for federal contractors - CBS News
    Obama to sign order barring federal discrimination against gays - chicagotribune.com

    another step towards equal rights for sexual orientations!
    Its a shame this bill simply didnt pass or even come to a vote in the house. How pathetic is politics when they cling to BS imaginary party lines instead of simply doing whats right for the people and protecting and granting equal rights and fighting against discrimination. Its simply hypocritical and ignorant.
    And one more step towards dictatorship.
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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    1.)You know, while I support SSM and support not discriminating against gays, Obama has set a horrible precidence from legislating by executive order.

    2.)I really fear the next GOP president that comes in. The precidence set is that it is ok to legislate nationally through executive order when something can't get approved through congress.

    3.)While the number of Obama's executive orders have been less than past presidents, the impact of Obama's executive orders have been massive.

    4.)People supporting this IMO are using the excuse of "The ends justify the means", however, the stage is set for a GOP president to do the same thing.
    1.) youll have to be more specific cause im not aware of any "precedence" he has set that others haven't and this issue certainly is of no concern since its 100% with in his power. Again not saying you are wrong just saying this isnt an example so im wondering what you are referring too.

    2.) thats not what happen here? this is the same bill that was being pushed because he does not have that power this is about government and he does have that power. DId you read the article?

    3.) again youll have to give me examples you may be 100% right but this isnt one of them as far as impact/precedence

    4.) the stage as been there since EOs have been around this is nothing new and its legal. if obama id ZERO EOs nothing would change the next pres could STILL do them????
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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    1.)How tyrannical is this president going to be in his lame duck stage?
    2.)Are we really going to have to impeach this supposed constitutional scholar who shows daily he neither knows the constitution nor cares for it.
    3.)Worst president ever.
    1.) where? proof? links?
    2.) nothing here is impeachable
    3.) you are free to have that opinion
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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You know, while I support SSM and support not discriminating against gays, Obama has set a horrible precidence from legislating by executive order.

    I really fear the next GOP president that comes in. The precidence set is that it is ok to legislate nationally through executive order when something can't get approved through congress. While the number of Obama's executive orders have been less than past presidents, the impact of Obama's executive orders have been massive.

    People supporting this IMO are using the excuse of "The ends justify the means", however, the stage is set for a GOP president to do the same thing.
    It sets a bad prescidence no matter which party future presidents belong to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White House: Obama to sign order banning anti-gay discrimination

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Another volation of the constitution by bypassing congress.
    100% factually false, sorry try to learn about this topic first lol
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