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Federal Contractors Nondiscrimination

Charting the Wave of New LGBT Protections at Work

Marcy Karin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Marcy Karin

Starting April 8, 2015, employers who do business with the federal government may not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

Will It Be a Year of Action for LGBT Workers?

Harper Jean Tobin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Harper Jean Tobin

Even though the president has made it clear that LGBT people who work for the federal government are protected from discrimination, millions of federal contractor employees still have no law or policy to protect them.

Mr. President, Act Now

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

President Obama can issue an executive order banning discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House punted on the issue in the spring. Mr. President, the time for action is now.

President Obama: The Time Has Come For A Federal Contractors Nondiscrimination Executive Order

Ian Thompson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The ACLU views this executive order as the single most important step that President Obama could take this year to eradicate anti-LGBT discrimination from American workplaces. The chorus of voices calling for this executive order grows louder each day.

Washington Post Urges Obama to Issue a Nondiscrimination Executive Order

Ian Thompson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

The impact that such an executive order would have on LGBT workers is immense and provides the opportunity to create a tipping-point moment with employment protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.