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  •  Actually, Bill Clinton (7+ / 0-)

    ordered a sexual orientation non-discrimination policy for federal employees in Executive Order 13087, back in 1998. It was never rescinded, nope, not even by Bush, although the religious right tried.

    Federal employees cannot appeal claims of discrimination under Executive Order 13087 to the EEOC, but they can file complaints under the grievance procedure of the agency where they work and, under certain conditions, may appeal their claims to the Merit Systems Protection Board or the Office of Special Counsel.[2]
    I presume it covers Library of Congress employees.

    "Good God, Lemon! What happened to you in childhood to make you believe people are good?"--Jack Donaghy

    by Scott Wooledge on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 06:51:31 AM PDT

    •  That's a non-enforceable statement of policy (1+ / 0-)
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      To be enforceable, there would have to be legislation.

      From your link:

      The Executive Order states Administration policy but does not and cannot create any new enforcement rights (such as the ability to proceed before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). Those rights can be granted only by legislation passed by the Congress, such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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