Sessions Reversing Pro-Trans Policy
Windy City Times
October 5, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the Justice Department’s policy that a 1964 civil-rights law protects transgender individuals from discrimination, The Hill reported.
In a memo that BuzzFeed obtained, Sessions said that the Justice Department will no longer interpret Title VII of of the Civil Rights Act to mean that the law’s protections extend to discrimination based on gender identity.
Pro-LGBT groups expressed their anger at the development. On Twitter, GLAAD posted, “Since day one, this administration has continually attacked LGBTQ people.”
Transgender Law Center, in a press release, said, “The Department of Justice memo on Title VII tries to undo established law protecting transgender employees simply by wishing it so. This is a vicious action intended to cause confusion where there was none, with the goal of singling out transgender people and making it harder for us to survive and thrive in this country.”