By Susan Crabtree | Washington Examiner
Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
But Democrats who wanted a far broader anti-discrimination measure and are having to settle for a more limited step. It’s a familiar pattern in Washington as Obama tries to circumvent gridlock on Capitol Hill by taking half steps on his own.
at Washington Examiner.