January 20, 2021, Executive Order 13985

On his first day of office in January 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order banning discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, an Executive Order promoting racial equity, and a memorandum redressing the federal government’s history of discriminatory practices and policies. In Executive Order 13985, titled “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” President Biden also revoked President Trump’s Executive Order that prohibited, among other things, federal contractors from providing workforce diversity and anti-sexism and anti-racism training programs.

by client May 16, 2024