Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded the President’s signing of an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation against workers. In March, Brownley, and more than 100 other members, urged the President to sign such an executive order.

“Discrimination – whether it’s based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation – has no place in the workforce,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “What a person looks like, where they are from, how they worship, and whom they love should not matter. The only question should be if they can do the job. Period.”

Congresswoman Brownley is also an original co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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