As we previously reported, President Obama was considering an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite pressure from Congressional Democrats and various civil rights organizations, the President has now stated that he will not issue such an Executive Order. Instead the President continues to seek passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by Congress to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers by all employers, not just federal contractors.
Please contact a member of Constangy's Affirmative Action Practice Group if you have any questions about the pending Executive Order.
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