Legal Memo Misinterprets RFRA to Justify Taxpayer Funded Discrimination
In August 2015, AU led the effort to send a letter to the President, asking him to order the Attorney General to order the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to review and reconsider the legal opinion that interprets RFRA as allowing organizations to discriminate in hiring with federal funds – even in instances where a statute contains an explicit nondiscrimination provision. In the end, 130 organizations signed onto the letter. We will continue outreach to the Administration with the hope that the OLC memo will eventually be rescinded.
Status: OLC memo still in effect