Military Contractor DynCorp Adopts LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

DynCorp International LLC — a military contractor that works closely with the federal government — has adopted an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policy in response to a petition asking the company to embrace more inclusive standards. The military contractor had come “under scrutiny in the wake of a settlement the company made with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a case in which a straight employee, James Friso, was allegedly subjected to anti-gay harassment and called ‘faggot,’ ‘queer’ and ‘dick-sucker’ by a co-worker on a daily basis.” LGBT equality advocates are also calling on the Obama administration to issue an executive order that prohibits the federal government from contracting with companies that lack policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sources close to the negotiations have told Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner that the Labor and the Justice Departments have green lighted the order and it is now awaiting White House approval.