February 20, 2013
Liberal pressure is mounting on President Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees — a move Obama has declined to take over the past year. Led by the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Work and the American Civil Liberties Union, more than 50 organizations — from the AFL-CIO to the NAACP — sent a letter to Obama today asking him "to take an immediate step toward legal equality by signing [such] an executive order."