WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 — The American Bar Association is disappointed with the Department of Justice’s position opposing the 2015 decision of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation.
For decades, the ABA has vigorously opposed such discrimination and, more recently, has urged the enactment of legislation to strengthen protections for LGBT workers to further the ABA’s belief that all Americans – regardless of sexual orientation – should be protected from discrimination in the workplace.
(Media contact: Matt Cimento at Matt.Cimento@americanbar.org)
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