Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has pledged to reverse an executive order barring anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors.

Rubio, also a Florida senator, made his remarks during an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).

Brody asked Rubio what he would do as president to maintain religious freedom.

“There’s no doubt that we need to be extra vigilant now about protecting the religious liberties of Americans and that includes having a justice department that’s vigilant about ensuring that those who hold traditional values are not being discriminated against,” Rubio answered. “That includes reversing any administrative decisions made by this President that force religious, or religious motivated entities. You may not be owned by a church, but you are a religious school, or your mission is to spread the Gospel and adhere to God’s teachings ensure that people in the private sector and the not-for-profit sector are being protected in living out their faith.”

Last year, President Barack Obama signed an executive order barring contractors doing business with the federal government from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

“There are many government contractors and small companies who provide services to the government who are faith-based people, and they are being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct. That is not something we should be supporting,” Rubio said.

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