Topic: Federal Contractors
Republicans Kill Spending Bill Over Its LGBT Protections Huffington Post • May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON — House Republicans unexpectedly sunk their own $37.4 billion water and energy spending bill on Thursday because it included a provision ensuring that people who work for government contractors can’t be fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Read more here.
House GOP Refuses To Budge On Anti-LGBT Amendment In Defense Budget Bill Think Progress • May 18, 2016 Republican leaders in Congress have quashed a bipartisan attempt to remove the so-called Russell Amendment — a sweeping “religious liberty” provision that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees — from this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The defen
Federal Contractor Ban on Anti-Gay Discrimination Prepped Reason • December 4, 2014 The Department of Labor has announced its rule change for federal contractors that will prohibit them from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The rule will go into effect in 120 days and also requires contractors to add sexual orientation and gen