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Labor Dept. rules: We only discriminate against religious faith

By Chris Woodward

A new anti-discrimination rule from the U.S. Labor Department is still discriminatory. 

OneNewsNow — The rule from the Labor Department would protect employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The rule would carry out terms of a workplace anti-discrimination order signed by President Obama in July.

Matt Barber, constitutional attorney and founder of comments: “This is unconstitutional and just as he did with executive amnesty, this administration has pushed forward where he cannot get his radical legislation passed.”Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)

Barber says that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not cover sexual orientation or gender identity.

“This President is going to effectively insert that thereby discriminating against Bible-believing Christian organizations, who recognize biblical sexual morality and live out their faith in their everyday life, including in the workplace,” Barber says. “This President has said, No, we are going to discriminate against you, Christian federal contractors, to the detriment of both your religious liberties and so forth.”

The Family Research Council has also expressed criticism over the rule, adding there is no religious exemption.

Ironically, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said in announcing the rule that “no one should be passed over or discriminated against because of who they are.”

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