Congress may be irreparably deadlocked for the remainder of Obama's term, but executive orders still offer an avenue for the president to advance at least some of his agenda. Case in point, a new order is currently being drafting that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation for federal workers.
Granted, such a bill would only apply to government workers and contractors, but that still accounts for some 16 million Americans. Obama has been hinting at such a bill since back in 2008, but now it looks to actually be happening. Vice President Biden, for his part, said that he didn't see a downside to passing an order.
Currently there's no exact time line on the bill, but a White House official told the Huffington Post that "the president’s intentions are clear."
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