Obama Moves to Protect LGBT Workers

In a dramatic turn of events, President Obama has said he will sign an executive order protecting the employment rights of gay or transgender workers at companies doing work for the US government. We hear from Peter Sprigg on the religious right and Kate Kendell on the liberal left. Keith Johnson from Foreign Policy magazine explains why Russia closing the gas taps is not such a huge problem for Ukraine.

In New York, Ben Gilbert of Engadget magazine talks tech hubs and gender identity discrimination with Revathy Ashok, who is in Bangalore, and presenter Roger Hearing in London. Plus, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times on why it might improve the workplace if the office was filled with hidden cameras.

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