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Obama Says Administrative Action Is One Path For LGBT Protections Published: June 11, 2014

President Obama made a strong case Tuesday for administrative action on LGBT nondiscrimination measures, saying that transgender students can now “assert their rights” following recent Education Department action laying out an expanded view of protections under Title IX, according to BuzzFeed.

The comments are a marked contrast to the Obama administration’s inaction on LGBT workers’ rights, where Obama has refused to issue an executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination and the question of whether an existing executive order applies to transgender workers is stuck in a review.

Speaking in a White House question-and-answer session with Tumblr CEO David Karp, Obama was asked about the Education Department’s April memorandum detailing a policy that includes anti-transgender discrimination as part of the sex discrimination banned by Title IX, legislation that bars discrimination by schools.

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