Archive for April, 2012

Hundreds Respond to Call for Local Actions at OFA Offices

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 23, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-491-7240 Hundreds Respond to Organization’s Call for Local Actions at OFA Offices Nearly 1000 LGBT and Allied Americans Willing to Lobby Obama Campaign Offices for Executive Order Signature WASHINGTON, DC — Late last week, GetEQUAL — an LGBT civil rights organization committed to using direct  Read More »

Washington Post Claims “No Principled Reason” for Obama to Drag Feet on Workplace Protections

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org Washington Post Claims “No Principled Reason” for Obama to Drag Feet on Workplace Protections GetEQUAL Challenges White House to Issue a “Down Payment” on ENDA by Signing Executive Order WASHINGTON, DC — In another challenge to the White House’s refusal to sign an  Read More »

Obama agenda: LGBT groups disappointed Obama won’t sign exec. order

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Gay advocacy groups say they are deeply disappointed by President Obama’s decision to delay signing an executive order that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in the workplace, NBC’s Kristen Welker and Ali Weinberg report. The executive order would ban workplace discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation. The White  Read More »

Gay rights groups criticize Obama over anti-bias order

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Gay rights organizations are criticizing President Obama for his refusal to sign an executive order forbidding federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Obama aides delivered the message to gay rights groups yesterday, saying they want Congress to pass an anti-discrimination law. “Our organizers and activists are really angry  Read More »

Obama delays ban on discrimination by U.S. contractors, disappointing gay rights advocates

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

By Peter Wallsten A surprising new rift opened between the White House and the gay rights movement after White House officials revealed Wednesday that President Obama would not sign an executive order sought by activists to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Community advocates learned of the news  Read More »

Obama won’t sign gay nondiscrimination order

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

By BYRON TAU In a blow to activists in the gay community, White House officials say that no executive order is likely forthcoming to address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation among federal contractors. “While it is not our usual practice to discuss executive orders that may or may not be under consideration, we do  Read More »

“Gay couple wants to question Obama at Easter Egg Roll” — my side of things

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This week, my family had the honor of attending the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C.  While we were honored to be invited to such an amazing and diversely attended event, we also felt it was very important to use this as a platform to bring much needed attention to an executive  Read More »

Gay Couple Pushes for Change at White House Easter Egg Roll

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Media Advisory: Reporter Call on Monday – Gay Couple Heads to White House Easter Egg Roll, Advocates for Workplace Protections

Friday, April 6th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 6, 2012 Media Contact: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-491-7240 **Media Advisory: Reporter Call on Monday** Gay Couple Heads to White House Easter Egg Roll, Advocates for Workplace Protections WASHINGTON, DC — As preparations are underway for the 134th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll, one family is carrying a serious message to Washington, DC. Traveling from  Read More »