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Obama Executive Order on Jobs to Contain No New Religious Exemptions

Obama Executive Order on Jobs to Contain No New Religious Exemptions

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | President Barack Obama will issue his long-awaited executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees by contractors doing business with the federal government on July 21, a White House official told Gay City News this afternoon. Significantly, the president’s action will include no exemptions beyond what already exist in standing executive orders governing […]

Scholars Say Obama Has Authority to Issue Executive Order on Jobs    

Scholars Say Obama Has Authority to Issue Executive Order on Jobs    

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A number of constitutional law professors say that President Barack Obama has the authority under federal law to issue an executive order barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by companies contracting with the federal government. “I think he can,” said Richard Ugelow, a law professor at American University […]