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President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the the White House July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama today signed an order prohibiting federal agencies and contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers.

Obama said that for too long many gays, bisexuals and transgendered Americans have been discriminated against because of who they are.

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