Family Equality Council Applauds President Obama’s Announcement on Executive Order Banning Discrimination for Transgender Federal Workers

July 1, 2014

Washington, DC- Family Equality Council®, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the estimated three million parents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages praises President Barack Obama, following yesterday’s announcement at a White House LGBT Pride reception that he will issue an executive order that bans discrimination against transgender federal employees.

“At the White House last night in a room full of LGBTQ advocates and allies, President Barack Obama once again demonstrated his commitment to equality by announcing that he will bar the Federal Government from discriminating against transgender federal workers,” said Executive Director Gabriel Blau. “This President has done more for our community than any other, and yesterday, as we gathered in the East Room of the White House to celebrate LGBT Pride, he proved it once again by outlining yet another plan to ensure protections for the LGBTQ families we serve— including transgender parents— so that they may better provide security and stability for their loved ones.”

This announcement comes on the heels of another historic gathering at the White House. Just last week Family Equality Council representatives joined the White House, the Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress for the first-ever Summit on Working Families, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Summit focused on creating a 21st-century workplace that is fair to all working families, including LGBTQ families.


About Family Equality Council®:  Family Equality Council® connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country today and their six million children of all ages. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For over 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.

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