Remarks By The President At Signing Of Executive Order On LGBT Workplace Discrimination


East Room of the White House, July 21, 2014

THE PRESIDENT:  

Welcome to the White House, everybody.  I know I'm a little late.  But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here.

Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.  You organized, you spoke up, you signed petitions, you sent letters -- I know because I got a lot of them.  (Laughter.) And now, thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government -- government of the people, by the people, and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer.

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Stepping Up the Pace on HIV/AIDS: Four Years of Progress, More Work to DoDouglas M. Brooks

By Douglas M. Brooks, MSW

July 15, 2014, marks the fourth anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, we have made tremendous progress in addressing HIV/AIDS in the United States over the last four years.

We are now announcing additional steps to continue to implement the Strategy. They include an $11 million investment funded collaboratively by the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund and the Affordable Care Act, to strengthen the capacity of community health centers to identify and treat HIV.

Read more: Stepping Up the Pace on HIV/AIDS: Four Years of Progress, More Work to Do

 

Music Circus Sets the Stage for South Pacific & BrigadoonBeth Malone & John Cudia

Two stalwart shows – both classics of the American musical theatre – are up next as Sacramento’s Music Circus presents Brigadoon and South Pacific in the round.

 

 

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George Benson & Chris Botti jazz it up at Thunder Valley

by Chris Narloch

Music fans will be in jazz heaven this weekend when George Benson and Chris Botti team up for a night of award-winning pop, soul, and jazz.

Don’t miss these two legendary artists as they play their hits outdoors, at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

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Obama Signs Executive Order Barring Federal Contractors From Discriminating Against LGBT Workers

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on July 21, protecting transgender federal workers from discrimination and prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination for employers that work with the federal government as contractors or subcontractors.

The executive order extends gender identity and sexual orientation employment protections to 28 million workers across the country. 

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