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|(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans response to a statement by White House officials that President Barack Obama has no plan to sign an executive order to address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation among federal contractors. Obama promised his support for this policy during the 2008 presidential campaign.
“In refusing to sign this executive order, President Barack Obama has turned his back on 1.8 million LGBT workers who need these protections for their livelihood,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “This President has been all about making promises and spouting empty words, but here he has failed to deliver on a policy that has broad, bipartisan support among the American people. It is a shame that our community’s self-described ‘fierce advocate’ sees no need to expend the minimal political capital to keep this important promise, especially when a large majority of Americans, including conservatives, support such a policy. LGBT voters, particularly those looking for work in this economy, should remember this in November when Democrats try to tell us how much better they are on our issues.”
Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.