Washington Post calls for Obama to issue rumored contracting/affirmative action order on “sexual orientation”

Washington Post: An order that would ensure a level field for gays in federal contracting
“Mr. Obama could amend that order or issue a new one to order federal contractors not to discriminate in their workplaces on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. He would have the vast majority of Americans on his side . . . ”

Chris Geidner at MetroWeekly: From Partner Benefits to Affirmative Action, Proposed Contractor Executive Order Specifics Discussed
“Frank about the proposal — reported about exclusively by Metro Weekly on Feb. 4 — shows three additional important questions that leading advocates are asking: whether such an executive order could be challenged in court; whether domestic partner benefits should be required by such an executive order; and how affirmative action, required in other areas of an existing federal contractor executive order, should be addressed.”