Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Ari Shapiro at NPR's All Things Considered has a story "Justice Probes Lawyer's Dismissal Amid Gay Rumor." Discrimination is appalling, but discrimination by the DOJ is frightening. After all this is the office that administers the Civil Rights Division.
What is stated on the job announcements for DOJ? Looking through job description notices at DOJ today, one finds the following on some notices:
" The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism."
Did DOJ include "sexual orientation" under the AG Gonzalez regime, and if they did was this violated? And what happened to President Clinton's Executive Order 13087 that prohibited discrimination based upon sexual orientation? And is AG Mukasey doing any training in his department now to make certain that discrimination of all types does not exist?