USDA Promotes Program Access, Combats Discrimination Against LGBTQI+ Community

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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced today that it will interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on sex found in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),formerly the Food Stamp Program (7 USC § 2011 et seq.),to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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