American president Donald Trump has signed an order that will allow federal contractors the ability to discriminate against LGBT people.
The order revokes all previous executive orders, which concern federal contracting, including Executive Order 13673. This order, signed by President Obama in 2014, required that companies who receive big federal contracts be able to show that they have complied, for at least three years, which fourteen federal laws, several of which prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender stereotyping, or gender identity.
Camilla Taylor, senior counsel at Lambda Legal, says that “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 that the federal government simply doesn’t care whether or not they violate the law,” she continued.
Taylor went on to say that Lambda would do everything in its power to “make sure companies understand their obligation not to discriminate.”
(Information sourced from Towleroad.com)