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LGBTQ newspaper Washington Blade sues Trump administration over FOIA request

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Washington, D.C.-based LGBTQ newspaper The Washington Blade today (Wednesday, Sept. 16) filed suit against the Trump administration over the administration’s refusal to turn over emails related to a rule change allowing federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ workers.

The Blade, the oldest LGBTQ newspaper in the U.S., filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act for emails within the Department of Labor related to the proposed rule change that would allow a religious exemption in employment non-discrimination requirements for federal contractors. “The request sought to shed light on the motivation behind the proposal and whether it was to enable anti-LGBTQ discrimination in the name of religious freedom,” a Blade

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