A gay family attending today’s White House Easter Egg Roll said they planned to confront the president about a pending executive order to ban workplace discrimination at companies that do business with the federal government.
Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell will travel from Albuquerque to Washington D.C. with their 8-year-old daughter to ask President Obama to sign an executive order that would prohibit workplace discrimination by any federal contractor on the basis of sexual orientation. “I work for a federal contractor, and there’s a piece of paper sitting on President Obama’s desk that would give me a little more security for my family,” said Scarbrough, who works for United Healthcare, in a statement.” The legislation has been given the green light by the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor and is awaiting the president’s approval.
The event is already underway and clips are just arriving on YouTube. No word yet on whether the gay family got to meet the First Family.