Obama Refuses To Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order | Jive in the [415] Blog | Gay LGBT News Political Commentary

April 12, 2012

Obama Refuses To Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

Who Is To Blame? The President & The Ineffective LGBT National Leadership

President Obama has refused to sign the Executive Order that’s on his desk, that would prohibit LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors. The White House said the President won’t sign the executive order this year, and that the administration would research LGBT  workplace discrimination.

Research and Study??? This is maddening, hurtful, and a slap in the face to a community that has given the President our unwavering support. The President knows we won’t vote for Romney, but he doesn’t just get a pass on this decision. This is outrageous.

It is very easy to take our anger out on the President, but the lack of national leadership within the LGBT community is appalling. According to MSNBC,

The White House disclosed the news during a Wednesday meeting between senior administration officials and several LGBT advocacy groups and left-leaning think tanks including the Human Rights Campaign, Center for American Progress and the National Gay and the Lesbian Task Force. Those who attended the meeting told NBC News that some of the president’s top advisers including Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz were in attendance.

The Human Rights Campaign Fund and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have been working on workplace anti-discrimination legislation for years, and they are completely ineffective, and accountable to no one.

We need a change in LGBT leadership. Badly.

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