President Trump announced today that he will continue to enforce an executive order issued by  his predecessor, Barack Obama, that protects the workplace rights of those in the LGBTQ community at businesses operating under federal contracts.

“The President is proud to have been the first-ever GOP (Republican) nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression,” the White House said in a statement.

When President Obama issued his executive order in 2014, he noted that it affected 24,000 companies employing some 28 million people, or one-fifth of the nation’s workforce.