Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:47

Trump authorizes discrimination of LGBT people

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religious freedom

 

Last week, the Ministry of Justice issued a guidance document on "religious freedom" that will allow discrimination against LGBT people.

Here it isn't a law or a policy but a guidance. It provides information on the federal government's position in court cases.

Federal agencies, contractors, and others will be able to "discriminate at will and the government will do nothing to stop it," explained Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for external affairs at the Center for American Progress.

Its guidelines were issued following an executive order signed by Donald Trump last May.

These guidelines target LGBT people and single mothers, as well as anyone who is unfit for federal contractors or agencies.

Know that state and local anti-discrimination laws remain in force. So if there are discriminatory acts, prosecutions are always possible in certain states and cities.

Also, some federal courts have held that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on sexual orientation or gender identity. It is also possible to appeal to these judgments.

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