(DAILY SIGNAL) – The Labor Department on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant the "broadest protection permitted by law" to religious organizations contracting with the federal government.
The proposed rule to clarify civil rights protections for religious groups will be added to the Federal Register on Thursday, but is now open to public comment.
"Today's proposed rule helps to ensure the civil rights of religious employers are protected," acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella said in a statement. "As people of faith with deeply held religious beliefs are making decisions on whether to participate in federal contracting, they deserve clear understanding of their obligations and protections under the law."
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