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]

Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Justice Scalia’s Bias

By Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC posted in Civil Rights on Wednes­day, Decem­ber 12, 2012 By Arash Jahan­ian U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Antonin Scalia is once again draw­ing scrutiny for his out­spo­ken views on civil rights. On Mon­day, the Court’s most senior mem­ber defended his com­par­i­son of laws ban­ning sodomy to those bar­ring bes­tial­ity and mur­der. Respond­ing… [Read More]