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AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Policy Experts on Anti-LGBT Provision to NDAA That Codifies Discrimination
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AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Policy Experts on Anti-LGBT Provision to NDAA That Codifies Discrimination

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  • Tom Caiazza

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress policy experts are available to comment today after Republicans on the House Rules Committee refused to allow a vote to repeal an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, that guts discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, federal contract workers.

The amendment in question—known as the Russell Amendment—was added to the largely unrelated NDAA during a markup in the middle of the night with no warning and little opportunity for debate. It is a sweeping anti-LGBT provision that effectively overturns a historic executive order protecting LGBT workers operating under federal contracts and permits taxpayer-funded discrimination.

The following CAP experts are available for comment:

Related resource: Discriminatory Legislation Seeks to Strip Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers by Sarah McBride and Aaron Ridings

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.

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