Dept. of Labor proposes new rule to legalize discrimination among government contractors (1 Viewer)

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The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions if they can produce evidence of “religious purpose” in their organization.
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“Today’s proposed rule helps to ensure the civil rights of religious employers are protected,” said acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella in a statement.
No, Patrick. What it does, it legalizes discrimination against non-Christians, LGBT, single mothers/women...
 

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A lot of what this administration does is just to highlight the cruelty. They want everyone to see the bigotry, that’s the whole point.
 

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So here's what I think is going on. There's no statutory (or constitutional) protection for sexual orientation in the federal workplace including contractors. Obama's EO 13672 added sexual orientation to law that covered discrimination in the federal workplace.

Trump initially planned to revoke it, but apparently he reversed course and left it in place. So I suppose this new announcement means that companies that are subject to EO 13672 can now respond that they have a religious justification for their discrimination.
 

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