Subtract one executive order from the anti-discrimination list

by on August 24, 2008  •  In Employment law, States

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a rumored short-lister as Sen. McCain's running mate, has let an executive order prohibiting discrimination by state agencies and contractors lapse.  The order, signed by former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, included sexual orientation along with other protected characteristics.  Jindal stated that he believed that federal anti-discrimination law, which does not include sex/o protection, was adequate. He also said that dropping the executive order eliminated a potential barrier for the state to contract with religious organizations.


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