“Considering the decisions of this administration, every month feels like ‘gay pride month.’ But this year, the President had something special in mind for his activist friends. The President will soon be issuing an executive order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors give special treatment to homosexuals, transgenders, and cross-dressers in the workplace. This action is wrong on the merits, because it accepts the premise that distinctions based on actual conduct — such as homosexual behavior and cross-dressing — should be treated the same way as distinctions based on immutable and innocuous characteristics like race.
“However, it also shows disregard for the proper boundaries of executive powers in relation to the legislature. Just as judges aren’t supposed to write laws, but interpret them, the President is not supposed to write laws, but carry them out. Congress has refused to pass the ENDA because of the detrimental impact on employers’ and employees’ constitutional freedoms of religion, speech, and association. In the absence of legislative authority, the President should not impose such policies on federal contractors, either.
“Obama’s proposed order could have a devastating effect on major corporations such as ExxonMobil which have courageously refused to capitulate to political correctness, as well as religious groups such as relief organizations which sometimes put government dollars to work in uniquely effective ways. It may be Pride month, but President Obama’s pandering to his friends on the far Left is nothing to be proud of.” – Hate group leader Tony Perkins, via email.