Executive Ordersigned by U. President Barack Obama on July 21,amended two earlier executive orders to extend protection against discrimination in hiring and employment to additional classes. It prohibited discrimination in the civilian federal workforce on the basis of gender identity and in hiring by federal contractors on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped a key part of government policy on campus sexual assault, saying she was giving colleges more freedom to balance the rights of accused students with the need to crack down on serious misconduct. The move, which involved rescinding two sets of guidelines several years old, was part of one of the fiercest battles in higher education today, over whether the Obama administration, in trying to get colleges to take sexual assault more seriously, had gone too far and created a system that treated the accused unfairly. The move had been long sought by advocates for accused students, most of whom are men, who had complained that campus judicial processes had become heavily biased in favor of female accusers.
Washington CNN Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday that the department will review Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault, citing concerns that the current policy denies due process to individuals accused. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
Under a proposed new rule, faith-based groups that receive contracts from the Department of Labor would have a wider latitude to make hiring and firing decisions based on their religious teachings. Progressive activists are already worried that this rule could be used to justify discrimination against LGBTQ people, women who are unmarried and pregnant, nonreligious people, and others. Across the executive branch, Trump-administration officials have steadily worked to expand these kinds of religious-freedom exemptions to federal nondiscrimination rules. In large part, this is a backlash to the Obama administration, which issued a number of discrimination-related rules and executive orders that many faith leaders saw as overly restrictive.
Jump to navigation. This action and spirit of this order is in line with our valuesmissionand Equity and Inclusion Statement. Working to end the discrimination of employees by their employers is a cause that builds a positive environment in our economy.
Now the advocacy initiative has turned to a new agency partner: Fancy, an independent New York firm owned by industry veterans Erica Fite and Katie Keating. As the intro of the following PSAs note, each contains direct discussion of sexual assault, including brief, graphic descriptions of attacks. However, the vast majority of the content is focused on how support and love—including for yourself—can overcome the looming shadows cast by assault, stigma and shame.
But Sinclair says the media is giving too much attention and too little skepticism to claims of a affair between Daniels and Trump. He said he watched with suspicion as she declined to say if a signature was hers. Sinclair — who runs a neighborhood revitalization nonprofit in Cocoa, Fla.
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Claims about the sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been outlined in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. They also took cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend, the Daily Mail reported. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to a white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship.