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Trump to allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT Americans

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Donald Trump has issued an executive order allowing companies that do business with the federal government to discriminate against LGBT Americans. The order, issued March 27, revokes President Obama’s Executive Order 13673 – the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ order – requiring companies receiving large federal contracts to demonstrate that they have complied for at least three years with 14 federal laws, several of which prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender stereotyping, or gender identity. Among the 14 laws included in the Obama-era order are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sex in employment. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) argued that di

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