Obama Signs LGBT Executive Order

gay pride flagWashington, D.C. (CNN) —  President Obama signed an executive order Monday, prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of gender and sexual orientation.

The President said the action means LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) federal employees will now be protected from discrimination.

“Thanks to your passionate advocacy and irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government, the government of the people, by the people and for the people, will become just a little bit fairer,” said President Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

The executive order impacts about 28 million workers.

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