Workplace Discrimination

Workplace Discrimination

President Barack Obama was urged to make a ban on discrimination against gay and transgender workers a condition for receiving federal contracts. “An executive order covering LGBT employees would be in line with a bipartisan, decades-long commitment to eradicating taxpayer-funded discrimination in the workplace,” the letter to the president said. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among 47 senators and 148 House members who signed the letter. The Senate last Nov. 7 passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would outlaw workplace discrimination by all employers. The House, however, has refused to take up its version of the bill.

Read the letter