Sign the Federal Contractor Executive Order
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Sign the Federal Contractor Executive Order

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For decades, LGBT advocates have been fighting for federal workplace protections. Though we continue to work to pass a federal law that would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, companies like ExxonMobil -- which just voted down a shareholder resolution to include an LGBT non-discrimination policy -- will never end these practices unless forced to by the power of the federal government.

Despite about half of states having statewide non-discrimination laws, discrimination persists. Audrey was forced out of her job after putting a picture of her wife on her desk in Pennsylvania. Kevin was forced to go back into the closet after hearing anti-gay slurs at his office in Oklahoma. Moi was sought-after by employers in California until she showed up for interviews and didn't conform to gender stereotypes.

ExxonMobil is one of the most viciously anti-LGBT companies operating in the United States, and refuses to add LGBT workplace protections until you or Congress force them to. The federal government has spent nearly $8 billion since 2000 on federal contracts with ExxonMobil -- spending vast amounts of taxpayer money with a horribly discriminatory company.

Pick up your pen, Mr. President -- your signature on an Executive Order could help end LGBT workplace discrimination and set the stage for Congress to act!

President Obama
Sign an Executive Order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans deserve a fair shot at making a living without the stress of keeping their identity a secret!

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