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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 21, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said at a signing ceremony from the White House East Room. He said it’s unacceptable that being gay is still a firing offense in most places in the United States.

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Dontcallmenames says... July 21, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.

Meanwhile, the Milquetoast In Chief has no idea how to handle the real issues of Gaza and the plane that was shot down.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... July 21, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

Rumor has it that Obama is gay himself.

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HalALouyah says... July 21, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Being gay is a firing offense in most places in the US? He isn't really that stupid is he? Wait, he is

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KDcInsulBossRocks says... July 21, 2014 at 12:16 p.m.

Y'all are racists!!

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3rdWorldState says... July 21, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.

He cant handle the issues of Gaza and the plane. Want to talk about fantasy land elitism. As if any President can control, any way, what's going on over there. Shows your arrogance, naivety and stupidity.

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lazybar says... July 21, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.

he can`t handle anything that has to do with foreign policies.

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ThinkFree says... July 21, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry...

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djigoo says... July 21, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

JessePinkman, he is absolutely correct.

Amazing how many of you inbred morons are so eager to share your ignorance.

Facts: Republican Enemy #1.

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Dontsufferfools says... July 21, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

This string is worthy of some of the worst on Yahoo. Congratulations boys.

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djigoo says... July 21, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

Rumor has it DKKKA's sister-mommy is knocked up again.

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