October 28, 2014

Labor Department Completes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Rule

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From: BuzzFeed News

The Labor Department was tasked by the president this summer with devising regulations barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.

WASHINGTON — The Labor Department has finalized a rule barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers, sending it to the Office of Management and Budget on Monday for review, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which President Obama signed in July and bars federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The final rule was submitted for review by OMB on Monday, according to a Labor Department spokesperson.

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