Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made the following statement regarding President Obama’s Executive Order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government.
“President Obama is showing strong leadership taking this historic action to advance equality in our country. By signing this executive order banning workplace discrimination against employees of federal contractors and the federal government, we will ensure millions of American workers will be protected from discrimination simply because of who they are or who they love.
“But the fight to pass on to the next generation an America that is more equal not less does not end with the President’s signature, we have more work to do. Every American deserves the freedom to work free from discrimination and last year the Senate found common ground, passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act with strong bipartisan support. I will continue to call on the House to put progress ahead of politics and give the Senate-passed ENDA an up or down vote because this legislation provides workplace protections that millions more Americans need and deserve today.”