For Immediate Release
ACLU Comment on Department of Labor Proposal to License Discrimination in the Name of Religion
WASHINGTON - Ian Thompson, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, issued the following statement in response to a rule proposed today by the Department of Labor:
“Once again, the Trump administration is shamefully working to license taxpayer-funded discrimination in the name of religion. Nearly one-quarter of the employees in the U.S. work for an employer that has a contract with the federal government. We will work to stop this rule that seeks to undermine our civil rights protections and encourages discrimination in the workplace.”
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