Yesterday President Obama issued an Executive Order extending antidiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as including these categories in affirmative action requirements....more
On Monday, July 21, 2014, President Obama amended two previously issued executive orders to extend protection against workplace discrimination to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the...more
Making good on his pledge to govern by executive order, rather than awaiting congressional legislation, President Obama has announced that he will soon sign an order barring federal contractors from discriminating against...more
President Barack Obama will soon sign an executive order barring federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ("LGBT") employees and job applicants, according to recent...more
The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order prohibiting government contractors from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual...more
Recently, college sophomore Conner Mertens became the first college football player in the United States to publicly come out. Conner is the kicker on the Willamette University football team in Oregon. This unprecedented...more
Congress is currently considering the creation of a new protected class for purposes of workplace discrimination. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would create a new federally-protected class of individuals:...more
Yesterday, by a vote of 64 to 32, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would ban employers from firing, refusing to hire or discriminating against workers or job applicants based...more
The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals.
The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more
This week, the U.S. Senate begins debate on whether to enact legislation to federally protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. On November 4, the Senate...more
On April 25, 2013, Philadelphia City Council passed the LGBT Equality Bill, Bill No. 130224, which Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law on May 9, 2013. ...more
New ordinance has a number of provisions that may impact employers doing business in the city.
On May 9, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a bill that steps up the city's efforts to become what the...more
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