Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In this day and age, it is unacceptable for people to be discriminated against because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. As a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus, I have always supported efforts to eliminate workplace and marriage discrimination.
Earlier this year, I joined a bipartisan group of Members in calling on President Obama to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination. I am pleased that the Department of Labor (DOL) has taken action by issuing a final rule to implement the president’s directive. This rule will offer new protections to the millions of LGBT Americans employed by federal contractors and subcontractors. While many states and businesses have made critical changes to offer workplace protections to employees, this rule will provide further safeguards. This is a major step in the right direction but there is still much more to be done to protect all Americans seeking employment from discriminatory practices, such as passing the Employee Nondiscrimination Act.
We must continue to stand up for those who have been harassed or discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I welcome any suggestions or concerns regarding LGBT issues that you may have. Also, feel free to share this email with friends, family and colleagues who may be interested in this topic. I look forward to working with you on this important issue.
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