President Obama signed an executive order that bans federal contractors from firing employees because they are gay or transgendered. The order did not include a new exemption for religious groups that receive federal funds. Some, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, protested the order, saying it would force many faith-based groups to violate their beliefs. But an interfaith coalition of progressive faith leaders said it was a victory for equality.
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