Donald Trump

With a new executive order, Trump has provided a permission slip to federal contractors, enabling them to engage in unlawful workplace discrimination against LGBT citizens. The protections from discrimination were put in place by President Obama. With some fanfare Trump extended those Obama era executive orders.

Those orders are still in effect which include protections in the federal workplace. However, the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order, requiring contractors to report compliance, has been revoked. To receive and maintain contracts companies no longer have to demonstrate that, at least three years, they have complied with federal laws prohibiting discrimination
based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender stereotyping.

Employees can, and should, hold these companies accountable for any discrimination that they experience. Discrimination against LGBT people remains impermissible. 

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.