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LGBT Executive Order Signed by Obama

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Updated 12:00 p.m. | President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday banning discrimination by federal contractors against LGBT people — without a broad religious exemption included in the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  

“Our government, the government of the people, by the people and for the people, will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told a cheering audience in the East Room.