White House rejects executive order sought by LGBT groups

LGBT advocates expressed disappointment this week after a senior administration official informed them President Barack Obama would not sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to ban employment discrimination against LGBT workers. White House officials said Obama preferred to press for federal legislation that would cover many more American workers, but congressional action is unlikely anytime soon. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued a statement critical of the decision, saying, “It’s disappointing that the White House is passing on an opportunity to make immediate gains for equal opportunity in America.” One liberal donor vowed to launch a campaign targeting Obama on the issue, while other groups involved in pressing for the policy said they will continue to try to change the president’s mind.

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