U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Oct. 5 reversed an Obama-era federal government policy of protecting transgender workers from discrimination under federal law, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg BNA.
“On the ground tomorrow, this means the department will be back in the business of actually advancing an anti-transgender position in court,” Sharon McGowan, director of strategy at Lambda Legal, told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 5. The Justice Department will start “urging courts to adopt” a reading of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that “excludes transgender people” from the statute’s legal protections, she added.
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