Washington (AP) - With a proposed new regulation on equality in the workplace, the US Department of Labor has triggered protests from civil rights activists. The organization ACLU criticizes that the proposal discriminates against gays, lesbians and transsexuals. Employers working on behalf of the US government should not discriminate against their employees on the basis of their ethnicity, origin, gender or belief. According to critics, the Ministry of Labor's proposal would extend existing exemptions for religious organizations.
Communication from the Ministry of Labor
Proposal of the Ministry (PDF)
Judgment to the pastry chef
Communication Human Rights Campaign