President Issues Executive Order Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimintation

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07/22/2014Lowenstein, Neil S.

On July 21, 2014, President Obama further amended Executive Order 11478 regarding Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government by including the ban of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. The President resisted calls to carve out any exceptions for religion-affiliated employers; however, such employers may seek to challenge that. In any… Read more »