U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today released the following statement after President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation by federal contractors:
"I applaud President Obama for standing up for LGBT employees today through the signing of this executive order. All employees, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserve to be treated fairly, equally and with respect. This executive order sends a message that we are, and will continue to be, a country that refuses to accept the marginalization of another human being."
Sen. Booker is also proud that one of the first votes he cast in Congress was in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which he co-sponsored.