President Obama signs Executive Order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers
Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund:
At a time when many people (including a disproportionately high number of LGBT people) and their families face poverty, we are pleased that the President is signing today’s executive order to increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. But to further help LGBT individuals and families, the President also needs to sign an executive order that bans discrimination against the same contract workers who are LGBT. Congress must pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and legislation to raise the minimum wage but the President must act when the American people want this change and Congress flatly refuses to do so.