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Obama Transition Team’s Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

Jim Burroway

November 6th, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama’s transition office is hiring, and they’ve posted their job application form on the web. This is your chance to work for the White House. And guess what? In the new administration, you’ll be protected from discrimination regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity:

The Obama-Biden Transition Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law.

This statement goes above and beyond the legal requirements. Currently employers are free to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Gender Identity is not included in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s policy on non-discrimination. The Bush administration’s appointments page does not contain a non-discrimination policy.

Things are already looking up.

[Hat tip: Connecticut Employment Law Blog]

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Joel
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

From Latter Days inspiring song:
“It’s another beautiful day, it’s another beautiful day, it’s another beautiful day in the land of the free”.

This bodes well indeed.

Dan Schwartz
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

Appreciate the hat tip. It’s a remarkable development. And just like that, change is here….

Offsprung > Mombian » Le Plus Ça Change . . .
November 6th, 2008 | LINK

[…] Still, if Obama’s election does portend the possibility of progress. He spoke out in favor of LGBT rights during his campaign (though still stopping short of using the term “marriage.”) So far, that seems to be more than just campaign lip service. The job application form for his transition team says they do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, among other things, which is more than the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or the Bush administration does, as Jim Burroway notes at Box Turtle Bulletin. […]

KipEsquire
November 7th, 2008 | LINK

The Gay & lesbian Leadership Institute has been running a “Presidential Appointments Project” to collect LGBT resumes for the transition for some time now:

http://www.glli.org/presidential

Pomo
November 7th, 2008 | LINK

Sweet! Applied! Think they’ll take a Libertarian?

Mombian » Blog Archive » Weekly Political Roundup
November 7th, 2008 | LINK

[…] to work for the Obama Transition Team? Their hiring policy doesn’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a change from the policies of the U.S. […]

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