Obama Says No Federal Contractor LGBT Nondiscrimination Executive Order Before Election

Thursday, April 12, 2012

President Obama says he’s the gay community’s “fiercest advocate” but not this year.

According to reports confirmed by Metro Weekly, President Obama does not plan to sign an executive order before the election which would ban Federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The White House which had endorsed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — a bill to prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity-based workplace discrimination for most private employers, refused to comment publicly on the executive order proposal.

Metro Weekly reported back in March that in 2008, candidate-Obama said he would support a sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination measure for Federal contractors if elected president.

But as with all things Obama, the LGBT community is easily thrown under the bus for political expediency. Our “fiercest advocate” is just a 145lbs. coward.

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9 Responses to Obama Says No Federal Contractor LGBT Nondiscrimination Executive Order Before Election

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I am disappointed but not surprised.

    Obama is worried about the non-existent conservative vote, who will not support his reelection under any circumstances. I understand the enthusiasm gap that has him likely winning reelection but by much smaller numbers than in 2008.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    I always laugh when I read the “fiercest advocate” claim. Obama is neither fierce or an advocate.

  3. feminazi says:

    Yet, Obama has the audacity to ask for the support of the gay community? I wonder how many gay and lesbian Americans will give Obama a pass on this? Personally, I think Obama is shameful.

  4. Walk on Socks says:

    Obama lost my support when he said more than a year ago he’s “still evolving” on marriage equality but isn’t ready to support the issue yet.

    I’ve been watching politics since Clinton’s first term and I can tell you Obama will never “evolve” on the issue because he isn’t strong enough to endure the criticism he would receive from the religious right and the GOP.

  5. Jim says:

    FAIL! Fail, fail, fail indeed. What a disappointment.

  6. Pechanga says:

    Obama is having difficulty raising money in the gay community this election cycle.

    It is estimated in 2008 (according to the HRC) 12% of all his donors were LGBT donors. In 2012, that number has plummeted to 3%. Not good and not a number Obama should be proud of. I wonder why?

  7. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    I thought Obama would be a different type of politician. But he is no better than Clinton who gave us both ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and DOMA.

    Obama’s apologists — the few he still has on the payroll, will admonish us with “then go vote for Mitt Romney.” But the point is lost with this response. Obama has an opportunity to educate and elevate the national debate. Instead, he governs like a DINO Dem and all DINO Dems share a fear of how supporting gay rights will play among evangelicals and Christian conservatives.

  8. Randy Arroyo says:

    I saw where the Obama WH gave a classic mumbo-jumbo explanation for the decision today. He’s a used car salesmen these days when it comes to equality. I guess it really is an election year.

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