Hell yes! So Monday Obama will sign an executive order that forbids federal contracts going to companies that discriminate against LGBT people. Religious groups, in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, have been pressuring Obama to add an exemption for religious groups. Essentially they want him to say organizations that work for the federal government can’t discriminate, unless you’re religious…you guys can be jerks and still get federal money.
Obama’s response? #Nope
President Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday barring discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees of companies that do federal government work, according to White House officials. But it will not include a religious exemption many faith organizations had requested, the officials said.
The order would also for the first time explicitly protect federal employees from discrimination on the basis of gender identity.