President Obama will soon issue yet another federal contractor Executive Order, this time prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. We do not have details of the proposed executive order yet, but the announcement comes on the heels of the President’s recent delcaration of June 2014 as LGBT Pride Month.
As with other, recent Executive Orders, this executive action appears to be the President’s response to Congressional inaction; in this instance, the failure to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act prohibiting sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination and harassment. The Executive Order will likely require proposed regulations from the Department of Labor.
We are on the look out for the proposed Executive Order and will post an update as soon as we have more details. Please check back.