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miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

Trump Covertly Dismantles Obama-Era LGBT Protections

Trump Covertly Dismantles Obama-Era LGBT Protections
- Trump has flip-flopped once again on his promise to protect LGBT workers who work for federal contractors from workplace discrimination.
Trump signed an order on Monday revoking protections signed into law by President Obama in 2014. Obama signed an executive order banning LGBT discrimination among federal contractors; he concurrently signed an order requiring contracted businesses prove they're complying with federal laws and executive orders. President Trump rescinded the latter order, making it much more difficult to know whether a business has committed to ending LGBT bias in hiring, firing, and promotions.
Lambda Legal condemned Trump's actions, saying, “This administration has made it extremely difficult to enforce these federal laws as applied to federal contractors.” “It’s sending a message to these companies,” said Camilla Taylor, senior counsel at Lambda Legal, “…that the federal government simply doesn’t care whether or not they violate the law.”