Petition asks President Obama to require LGBT non-discrimination policies for federal contractors

“The strong response to this petition and Freedom to Work’s push for an executive order shows that Americans don’t want their taxpayer dollars squandered on workplace harassment and anti-LGBT discrimination,” said Almeida in a statement. “Our government should never subsidize prejudice.”

The executive order would require businesses that work with the federal government to protect their employees from harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation.

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