Trump's Diversity Training Ban Hits Roadblock

Law360 (December 23, 2020, 11:09 AM EST) -- A California federal judge blocked President Donald Trump's executive order barring federal contractors from training workers on topics like unconscious bias and systemic racism, finding the measure cuts into the constitutional freedoms of LGBT advocacy groups who filed a legal challenge.

In a lengthy ruling issued Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman handed down a nationwide injunction barring the government from enforcing Executive Order 13950 against federal contractors and federal grant recipients.

Trump signed E.O. 13950 in September, which in conjunction with subsequent guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, prohibited companies that work with the government or receive...

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