Trump Administration Statement on Executive Order 13672 - Reporting Guide

Author: Williams Institute
Published: Monday 6th February 2017
Summary: Williams Institute factsheet to assist with reporting on Trump administration statement on Executive Order 13672.


President Trump has issued a statement that he will not repeal Executive Order 13672 which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, the statement does not say that the Administration will not take other actions to limit legal protections for LGBT people, including by creating exemptions to current civil rights protections based on religion or moral belief.

Former President Obama issued Executive Order 13672 in July 2014, amending a previous executive order, Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on race, sex, religion, and national origin.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law is providing this fact sheet to assist with reporting on any actions the Trump Administration may take that affect the scope and reach of Executive Order 13672. Williams Institute scholars are available to provide comments and analysis.

Executive Order 13672 protects 28 million workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LGBT non-discrimination protections benefit businesses, and economic benefits for federal contractors are passed along to the federal government and tax payers

Discrimination against LGBT workers in the U.S. persists.

Discrimination against LGBT workers negatively affects their health and the economic stability of their families.

1. Discrimination can contribute to health disparities for LGBT people:

2. Discrimination can impose financial hardships on LGBT people and their families:

Discrimination has a negative impact on governments and the economy.


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