Jeff Sessions Just Reversed A Policy That Protects Transgender Workers From Discrimination
06 October, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Julio Duncan
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work.
"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", Sessions wrote in the memo, according to BuzzFeed.
"Taking what we have learned since the program began in 2001, we have updated it and enhanced it, emphasizing the role of our USA attorneys, the promise of new technologies and, above all, partnership with local communities", Sessions said in a statement.
'Discrimination against transgender people is sex discrimination, just as DOJ recognized years ago.
The reversal also comes at the same time the Trump administration is litigating the President's proposed ban on transgender service members in the military.
Title VII has been a lifeline for transgender people fighting back against workplace bias, and the Justice Department has offered no alternatives to combat discrimination and protect LGBT people's rights.
"The Sessions Justice Department must put its civil rights enforcement responsibilities above its divisive agenda and recognize that LGBTQ people deserve the full protection of our civil rights laws", said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
"We can not afford to be complacent in the face of violence that threatens too many of our communities", Sessions wrote in the memo, lamenting recently released federal data showing violent crime rose in 2016 for the second straight year.
Congress makes our laws and the courts interpret - not the DOJ.
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
As Attorney General, Sessions has wide latitude to interpret federal laws and decide how they should be enforced.
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.
Yet another shameful attack on workers & #LGBTQ community from AG Sessions & Trump Administration.
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