Prof. Tobias B. Wolff enjoys front row seat to history - again - at White House signing ceremony banning LGBT discrimination
At the White House on Monday, July 21 President Obama signed an Executive Order that will require federal contractors — companies and organizations that do business with the United States government by entering into contracts for services — to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity within their own workplaces. More specifically, the president added sexual orientation and gender identity to Executive Order 11246, which already required federal contractors to prohibit workplace discrimination based on race, sex, religion and national origin.
Literally front row, center at the signing ceremony was Penn Law Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff, who has been an informal adviser to Obama on LGBT issues since his 2007-08 presidential campaign through the present, and who also enjoyed a front seat to history at the December 2010 ceremony where Obama repealed the U.S. government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Read more about Prof. Wolf’s scholarship and LGBT advocacy.
10 Notes/ Hide
- thebroadstreetline likes this
- heart-of-jade likes this
- blubber-nugget likes this
- healthcarewatchdog likes this
- rainesbaby likes this
- toofuckingserious reblogged this from universityofpennsylvania
- quiet-lady likes this
- bitinlady likes this
- universityofpennsylvania reblogged this from pennlaw
- universityofpennsylvania likes this
- pennlaw posted this