A gay couple will call on President
Obama to sign an executive order which would ban federal contractors
from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender
identity at Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn.
According to POLITICO
44, a blog about the president hosted by POLITICO.com, gay New
Mexico couple Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell will be taking their
8-year-old daughter to the event, where they are expected to make a
“I work for a federal contractor, and
there's a piece of paper sitting on President Obama's desk that would
give me a little more security for my family,” Scarbrough, a United
Healthcare employee, said in a statement.
poll released last week showed an overwhelming majority (73%) of
likely voters support such an order.
“As so many families gather on the
White House lawn next week, I hope that the First Family takes a
moment to reflect on how hard gay families like mine work to ensure
that we have the stability and security that so many others take for
granted,” he added. “My message – and the message of my family
– echoes President Obama's campaign slogan: We can't wait. It's
time for President Obama to sign this executive order.”
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