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The Need For An Executive Order Protecting LGBTs From Discrimination

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently called on President Obama to issue an executive order ending discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors. Civil rights litigator Tico Almeida explains that it would save taxpayers money:

ALMEIDA: If a federal contractor unjustly fires an aerospace engineer just because she is lesbian or just because she is transgender, and then replaces that engineer with someone who is less qualified, there are two big losers: 1) the victim of the anti-gay discrimination who is out of a job; and 2) the American taxpayers who are paying for the lesser-quality services of the discriminatory federal contractor.

Read the full interview with Almeida at Towleroad.

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