Okay, so does this mean that someone cannot fire someone because of their sexuality?
This Executive Order does two things: First it formally protects federal employees from discrimination on the basis of gender identity (they’re already protected on the basis of sexual orientation). Second, it also prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. Roughly 1 in 5 Americans work for a federal contractor. We still need Congress to act to make sure all workers are protected.