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Biden Signs Executive Order to Enforce LGBTQ+ Employment Equality

Jan 21, 2021 | Seattle Pride

After four years of increasingly discriminatory and harmful attacks on America's LGBTQIA+ community, and a very clear picture of what the next four years would have looked like, seeing our newly elected President taking immediate action to reverse those harms - on Day One - was the start down a path of healing that so many of our community desperately need.

We are referring to President Biden's executive order enforcing the Supreme Court’s decision on LGBTQ+ workplace equality on his first day in office. It was one of 17 orders signed by the incoming president, including declarations rejoining the Paris climate agreement, overturning the ban on travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries, and strengthening the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

To read more about the orders he signed, and what else he is expected to do within his first few days in office, head here.