Friday, October 13, 2017

Department of Injustice: Understanding the Latest Trump Administration Attacks

Last week, the Trump administration attacked trans people again, this time with a one-two punch:

  • On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo stating that the federal Civil Rights Act does not prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people.
  • On Friday, Attorney General Sessions issued another memo stating that — even where federal laws do apply — businesses and individuals can claim a wide-ranging license to discriminate in the name of religion.

Trans people still have equal rights under federal law — but the Department of Justice is encouraging employers, health care providers, and just about anyone else to ignore the law and discriminate anyway.

Read more at NCTE's Medium page.

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