Washington, DC, May 20, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is describing yesterday’s passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — that would strip non-discrimination protections from the millions of employees of federal contractors— as “designed to destroy people’s livelihoods.”

“It’s an absolute disgrace that the House Majority Leadership would push this outrageous amendment that is designed to promote discrimination against LGBTQ employees of federal contractors and to destroy people’s livelihoods. Our hope is
that the champions of equality will prevail and this attack on people’s right to make a living for themselves and their families will be weeded out in conference committee,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.



Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director