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.