Trump won't overturn Obama order offering LGBT workplace protections

By: Michelle Ewing , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will continue to enforce a 2014 executive order signed by then-President Barack Obama that offers protections for LGBT people working for federal contractors, the White House announced Tuesday.

A man holds a U.S. and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court legalized gay marriage last year nationwide. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the  LGBTQ community," the White House said in a statement. "President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of  LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election."

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The order prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against workers based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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