Obama to Sign Order Monday Barring Federal Discrimination Against Gays

U.S. President Barack Obama Larry Downing/Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said.

The White House said last month that Obama would issue the order but declined to give details on its content or the timing of when he would do so.

Officials told reporters on Friday that Obama's move would update two previous orders about discrimination already on the books.