HHS is First Federal Agency to Prohibit Discrimination in Services in Overseas Contracts

As of February 1, 2016, all foreign entities that enter into contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (which includes the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the provision of services. HHS is the first of the federal agencies involved in foreign assistance to prohibit discrimination in services for LGBT populations abroad. The Council for Global Equality congratulates HHS on this first step and looks forward to other federal agencies involved in foreign assistance following this lead.

The Federal Register noted this new ruling in late 2015, but it was fully implemented throughout the agency as of February 1.

1 Response to “HHS is First Federal Agency to Prohibit Discrimination in Services in Overseas Contracts”


  1. 1 dykewriter February 2, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Reblogged this on Nina's Soap Bubble Box and commented:
    it’s a nice step, but when it’s in the area of employment

    we can know there;s efficacy


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