STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg on the President’s Planned Signing of an Executive Order Banning Discrimination of LGBT Americans by Federal Contractors

Washington, D.C. — With the announcement that President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Monday that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans, Center for American Progress Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement:

The executive order ensures that 28 million hardworking Americans have the protections they need to provide for their families and can go to work without the threat of losing their jobs simply because of who they are or whom they love. While there is still work to be done, this is a watershed moment in our country’s march toward basic fairness, and President Obama has continued to secure his legacy as a champion for equal rights for all Americans.

CAP has long been a leader on workplace fairness for the LGBT community. Click here for more information about the organization’s efforts to ensure that all Americans are treated fairly in the workplace.

For more information or to speak to an expert on this topic contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.