Malaysian Raid of Transgender Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal

House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors

i Apr 29th Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release April 29, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org House Amendment Threatens LGBTQ Protections for Federal Contractors Washington, DC – On Thursday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909) intended to overturn an executive order by President Obama that prohibits lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender discrimination in the employment practices of federal contractors. The amendment creates a broad religious exemption that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against lesbian,…

Malaysian Raid of Transgender Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal

i Apr 27th Comments Disabled by
For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 Contact: Jerame Davis jdavis@prideatwork.org Malaysian Raid of Transgender Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal Washington, DC – A recent raid on a fundraiser organized by Malaysian transgender activists has once again put the country’s abuses of LGBTQ human rights under the spotlight. As the US Congress contemplates passage of the massive and destructive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that includes Malaysia, that country continues to demonstrate why it should not be given preferential trade status…