By Emily Tillett
In its latest rollback of key safeguards for LGBTQ civil rights, the Trump administration intends to remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people by adding religious exemptions to an Obama-era 2014 executive order that prohibited discrimination in hiring on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. Advocacy groups have decried the new rule as just the latest […]
FACT: Nearly one-quarter of employees in the United States work for an employer that has a contract with the federal government.
This rule seeks to undermine our civil rights protections and encourages discrimination in the workplace — and we will work to stop it.
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 14, 2019
Just in: Labor Dept. proposes rule to expand the religious exemption in Obama's executive order against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination: https://t.co/cVLG32qU8B
Did Trump forget his 2017 promise to keep that order "intact"? pic.twitter.com/SmKoCiAY6B
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) August 14, 2019
Your tax dollars should never fund discrimination. This is wrong, plain and simple. And we will fight it. https://t.co/76tfGyLZPP
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) August 14, 2019