André Carson was among almost 200 lawmakers to sign a letter urging President Obama to sign an executive order providing workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
The Huffington Post reports:
“We are writing to urge you to fulfill the promise in your State of the Union address to make this a ‘year of action’ and build upon the momentum of 2013 by signing an executive order banning federal contractors from engaging in employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. As you have said before, ‘now is the time to end this kind of discrimination, not enable it,'” the letter says.
The effort was organized by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) in the Senate and by the LGBT Equality Caucus in the House.
Congressman Carson has been a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus since his election in 2008 and is a proud supporter of protections for LGBT Hoosiers.