The Dept. of Labor issues a rule allowing for-profit companies to discriminate against job applicants who are LGBTQ+ or whose identity is in any way unaligned with the employer’s religious beliefs. The rule previously only applied to faith-based nonprofit organizations.
The DOL cites recent, less severe court cases that prioritized religion over legal and moral obligations and uses language to dogwhistle that Christians face more discrimination than LGBTQ+ Americans.
In addition to LGBTQ+ people, the new rule allows for employment discrimination against “single parents, people seeking contraceptive services, or members of different faiths (or none at all).”
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