Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Obama to Sign Executive Order Prohibiting Sexual Orientation Discrimination

With no legislative remedy in sight, President Obama is once again turning to his executive authority to address workplace issues. President Obama is expected to sign an executive order "banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay men, lesbians and others on the basis of sexual orientation."

The executive order is not yet available online, but will be posted here. In my experience, when the press discusses "executive orders," President Obama is actually issuing a combination of executive orders and presidential memoranda, which are available here.