BY TRUDY RING
Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, said today he isn’t sure if the new president will repeal or maintain President Obama’s executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by companies that have contracts with the federal government.
“I just don’t know the answer,” Spicer said in response to a question from the Washington Bladeat a press briefing Monday.
In 2014, Obama issued the order prohibiting any company holding a federal contract from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The same year he added gender identity to a nondiscrimination order covering federal government employees; sexual orientation had been included since Bill Clinton’s presidency.
A report released last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal government agency, indicates the need for nondiscrimination protections. In fiscal year 2016, the first year the EEOC included detailed information about complaints filed by LGBT people, the agency “resolved…
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