Reaffirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Bases of Sex Discrimination

Also on his first day in office, President Biden signed Executive Order 13988 that establishes a national policy of equal treatment based on sexual orientation and gender identity consistent with the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The E.O. also instructs federal agencies to examine all regulations and policies preventing discrimination based on sex to ensure they are consistent with this new policy, unless there is a contrary indication in federal law.