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.