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Gay Couple To Urge Obama To Sign Pro-LGBT Workplace Executive Order At Easter Egg Roll

Don’t shoot the messenger!

Health-care contractor Jarrod Scarbrough and his partner of nearly 20 years, Les Sewell, have been invited to the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday. They’re going, all right—and Scarbrough’s using the opportunity to urge President Obama to sign an Executive Order banning any firm that gets a federal contract from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  The order has already been approved by both the Department of Labor and Department of Justice.

In a press release, GetEqual quoted Scarbrough:

“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. 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.”

Let’s hope Obama takes this seriously. We have a feeling he might just hop away now that the news is out.

photo by: creativedc
By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 6, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • Drew
      Drew

      Obama is going to ignore them since he’s not any sort of fierce advocate for GLBT rights, and no other administration or President has defended DOMA. Also if Obama actually cared about us LGBT people he would work like hell to get something like ENDA passed.

      Apr 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Armando5908
      Armando5908

      Stupid. Why is the white house continuing with this stupid pegan ritual

      Apr 7, 2012 at 7:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tselj@aol.com
      Tselj@aol.com

      I completely respect their issues. However, the Easter Egg Roll is not the place to deal with this. It takes the excitement away from the children & all the families in attendance.

      Apr 7, 2012 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      Bad strategy. There’s a ton at stake in this election, and we don’t need this queen’s self involved grandstanding to harm the President’s chances.

      Apr 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Obama is the guy who made Catholic Charities a federal contractor.

      Apr 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clockwork
      Clockwork

      Nowhere have is seen on how these two plan to pressure El Presidente.
      Shouting? T-shirts with slogans? Kissing?

      There are 30,000 people scheduled to attend.
      It is spread out with six groups of 5000.
      Obama will hop in for what 30 minutes? He’ll roll an egg 10 feet and be off
      to more important business.

      Good luck…I suggest you just enjoy the day.

      Apr 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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