Gay couple will try to question Obama on rights at Easter Egg Roll

Sat. April 7, 2012 6:30 AM by Carlos Santoscoy

Washington, D.C. - A gay couple will call on President Obama to sign an executive order which would ban federal contractors from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn.

According to POLITICO 44, a blog about the president hosted by, gay New Mexico couple Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell will be taking their 8-year-old daughter to the event, where they are expected to make a political statement.

"I work for a federal contractor, and there's a piece of paper sitting on President Obama's desk that would give me a little more security for my family," Scarbrough, a United Healthcare employee, said in a statement.

A poll released last week showed an overwhelming majority (73%) of likely voters support such an order.

"As so many families gather on the White House lawn next week, I hope that the First Family takes a moment to reflect on how hard gay families like mine work to ensure that we have the stability and security that so many others take for granted," he added. "My message – and the message of my family – echoes President Obama's campaign slogan: We can't wait. It's time for President Obama to sign this executive order."

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