Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Federal Government

Pur­suant to a new exec­u­tive order, dis­crim­i­na­tion against fed­eral employ­ees based on gen­der iden­tity and trans­gen­der sta­tus con­sti­tutes sex dis­crim­i­na­tion under exist­ing Exec­u­tive Order 11246. On July 21, 2014, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama signed Exec­u­tive Order 13672, adding “sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion” and “gen­der iden­tity” to the list of pro­hib­ited bases of dis­crim­i­na­tion by fed­eral gov­ern­ment con­trac­tors and… [Read More]