After "evolving" backwards from full support for marriage equality in the '90s to tepid support for stripped-down civil unions in the '00s, President Obama couldn't possibly let his gay supporters down any more, right?
After months of dodging questions about the progress of an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in federal contracting, the White House won't issue the directive, but will instead study whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees require employment protections…
The delay represents a departure for the president who committed to supporting a "formal written policy of non-discrimination that includes sexual orientation and gender identity or expression…for all Federal contractors" as a candidate in 2008 and pledged to fight for the community in 2009 and 2011. "I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight."
Yes, he's right here with you. Inside the closet. From marriage laws to anti-discrimination measures, the President refuses to out himself as a supporter of gay rights.
Hopefully, Congress will act once they see the results of the White House study. Just kidding! It's Congress — nothing will ever get passed. On the bright side, the study to determine whether gays face discrimination in the workplace is in good hands. Sources say it's being conducted by Dr. Obvious of Duh University.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Laws, LGBT, Marriage Equality