Jeff Sessions Reverses Policy that Protects Transgender Employees from Workplace Discrimination

Jeff Sessions Reverses Policy that Protects Transgender Employees from Workplace Discrimination

Jeff Sessions Reverses Policy that Protects Transgender Employees from Workplace Discrimination

"Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status", Attorney General Sessions wrote in the memo issued Wednesday. "This is a conclusion of law, not policy".

"Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women", the memo reads, "but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status". Sessions's memo effectively strips Title VII of any important nuance-part of his attempt to help Trump make America great again via regressive policies and practices. But transgender people in particular face rampant discrimination in the United States, and action to combat workplace discrimination is urgently needed.

"While scores of Americans are dying from natural disasters and gun violence, the Trump administration, instead of helping our nation come together, is continuing to try and tear it apart", said David Kilmnick, president and CEO of the New York LGBT Network.

Another Justice Department official said the overarching goal of the program is to ensure better streamlined coordination between federal and local law enforcement agencies and ending "turf wars" over cases.

Obama's Justice Department pushed for the policy to apply to transgender citizens. In July, the Justice Department filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals urging the court to rule that the law did not protect against sexual orientation-based job discrimination as written.

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The memorandum reverses the position that the Justice Department took in 2014, when then-Attorney General Eric Holder determined that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is a form of sex discrimination.

Transgender people have a high incident rate of employment discrimination.

"The Department of Justice can not expand the law beyond what Congress has provided", DOJ spokesperson Devin O'Malley said in a statement.

"Because PSN is a department priority, I will hold each United States attorney accountable for results", Sessions stated in a memo to USA attorneys across the country. Attorney Sharon McGowan of Lambda Legal, a former lawyer of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, asserted that Sessions was "trying to roll back the clock and pretend that the progress of the last decade hasn't happened". Trump admin will stop at nothing to drag us backwards.

And earlier this year, Sessions withdrew his predecessor's guidance on protections for transgender students in public schools that allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

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