07 April 2017

Damage Done By Pres. Obama Slowly Being Corrected

Pres. Donald Trump
The executive order that President Donald Trump signed a few days ago will seek to rescinded the previous order from former President Barrack Obama which forces companies that contract with the federal government to provide documentation about their compliance with various federal laws.

With the new order, companies are not anymore compelled, pushed and twisted to conform to the inappropriate measures that the previous administration is ramming down their throats such as coddling the LGBT workers. Nobody benefited from the previous order, except the few and loud members of society with mental illness.

President Trump rescinded the so-called "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" order, also known as Executive Order 13673, that his predecessor issued in 2014. That order required companies wishing to contract with the federal government to show that they've complied with various unpopular federal laws and other executive orders. Notably, Obama issued that order in tandem with Executive Order 13672, which prohibited contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Executive Order 13673 was enjoined by a federal judge in Texas back in October, but had it been implemented, it would have discouraged several efficient and effective businesses that contract with the federal government. Enforcement of 13672, the LGBT protections, does not require this order anyway.

It was a ti-for-tat really because Obama's LGBT executive order amended previous presidential orders that also protected the employees of contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and age, but all of those other categories are also afforded protection under various federal laws (the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act). These order did not specifically target sexual orientation, hence, it is is just proper that it came back to that.

Sexual orientation and gender identity are the only identity categories that were explicitly included under federal law, and fewer than half the states offer LGBT protections at the state level. That means Obama’s executive order is infringing on the rights of States to adopt their own rules that protect their local businesses.

President Trump promised to undo all of Obama's executive orders during the campaign period. Now that he is the duly elected leader of the United States, he is keeping his promise unlike his predecessor.

Next stop, passage of the "religious freedom" executive order.