AMERICAblog NewsObama to sign orders protecting gay, trans workers this coming Monday – AMERICAblog News http://americablog.com A great nation deserves the truth // One of America's top progressive sites for news and opinion Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:38:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.7 Obama to sign orders protecting gay, trans workers this coming Monday http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-sign-orders-protecting-gay-trans-workers-coming-monday.html http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-sign-orders-protecting-gay-trans-workers-coming-monday.html#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:49:08 +0000 http://americablog.com/?p=121545 And there will be no newer, stricter religious exemption than already exists in previous executive orders.

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AP is reporting that President Obama will sign two executive orders this coming Monday.

The first, protecting gay and transgender workers of federal contractors from discrimination; and the second, protecting trans federal workers from discrimination.

Interestingly, the executive order protecting gay and trans federal contracting employees will not include a newer, stricter religious exemption than already exists in previous executive orders covering other employees

enda-featuredAn increasingly number of vocal advocatees in the gay community have been demanding that the proposed religious exemption to ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that would ban anti-gay and anti-trans job discrimination under federal law) either have a weaker religious exemption than previously proposed, or none at all.

It’s interesting, and brave, that the administraiton appears to be moving ahead without adding a stricture religious exemption. Gutsy even.

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