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VIDEO: Obama signs executive orders granting LGBT workplace protections

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to LGBT workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said at a signing ceremony from the White House East Room of the White House.

The video is below, and a complete report on the executive orders is here.

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