amongst all the crying, gnashing of teeth (and I don't for a second believe that somehow, willie, you actually care about the people impacted, potentially impacted) don't overlook the obvious: previous administration short-circuited process with an executive order and Congress failed to ratify it via enacting LAW.The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs says the rule is necessary to “clarify” existing rules because recent Supreme Court decisions and executive orders have expanded the rights of religious employers with federal contracts.
But none of the three central court cases cited by the agency concern discrimination by religious organizations with federal contracts. Instead, it leans heavily on the case of Hobby Lobby, a for-profit corporation that sought to deny reproductive health insurance coverage to women by claiming a religious excuse.
LGBTQ advocates were alarmed when the draft rule was pending, saying it was being designed to create a loophole in former president Obama’s 2014 executive order that banned contractors from discriminating on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
there's a process here that is supposed to be followed, supposed to work.
don't be giving a pass to the folks who by their lack of effort, execution of responsibility left this door open.
by the way, do I know folks in the work force who, as they got close to being fired 'suddenly' came out of the closet in order to be a protected class? yes I do. so while I do not support discrimination, neither do I support manipulation of the system for personal gain. fair should be fair.
on another front, once watched my wife really push some buttons during the mortgage appication process when claiming disparate treatment of her that she said 'felt like gender' discrimination.