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Workers get U.S. gay-bias protection

Posted: July 22, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.

President Barack Obama, surrounded by gay-rights supporters including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (third from right), signs executive orders in the East Room of the White House on Monday to protect gay employees from federal workplace discrimination.

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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