President Obama will celebrate the legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act on Thursday in a speech at the former president’s library, according to BuzzFeed.
But on the issue of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, advocates remain critical of Obama’s record.
White House officials have repeatedly professed an interest in passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — passed by the Senate last fall — as the president’s preferred route for protection against LGBT job discrimination. Until last week, though, administration officials hadn’t given any other reason as to why Obama has not signed the proposed executive order to bar federal contractors from the same type of discrimination, BuzzFeed reports.
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