January 22, 2021

Executive Order addressing preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation issued

On January 20, 2021, the President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., issued a number of Executive Orders including an Executive Order stating that that gay and transgender people are protected against discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits unlawful discrimination “because of sex.”

The Order states that "This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person."

Click here to access this Executive Order.

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