TLDEF Condemns DOJ Memo Sanctioning Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Under the Guise of “Religious Liberty” - MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk (press release) (blog)

TLDEF Condemns DOJ Memo Sanctioning Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Under the Guise of “Religious Liberty”MySoCalledGayLife.co.uk (press release) (blog)Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund condemns in the strongest possible terms the memo issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions today, deceptively titled “Federal Law Protections For Religious Liberty.” By. Press Room. -. October 6, 2017.and more »

Sessions gets law dead wrong on transgender protections - WENY-TV

Sessions gets law dead wrong on transgender protectionsWENY-TVEditor's note: Tim Holbrook is a professor of law at Emory University School of Law. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia. The views expressed are his ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Issues Sweeping Religious Freedom Guidance to All Federal Agencies - Christian Post

Christian PostJeff Sessions Issues Sweeping Religious Freedom Guidance to All Federal AgenciesChristian Post(Photo: Reuters/Nate Chute)Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial religious freedom bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence during a rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 28, 2015. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions is ...and more »

Sessions issues religious freedom guidelines which undermine LGBTI rights - Gay Star News

Gay Star NewsSessions issues religious freedom guidelines which undermine LGBTI rightsGay Star NewsUnited States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued broad guidelines on Friday that allow individuals and organizations to act in the name of religious freedom without fear of government reprisal. The guidelines are seen as potentially undermining ...and more »

Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but ... - JD Supra (press release)

JD Supra (press release)Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but ...JD Supra (press release)On October 4th, in a memo to all U.S. Attorneys and heads and federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a matter of law, does not prohibit employment discrimination against transgender ...and more »

Sessions issues license-to-discriminate memo under guise of 'religious liberty'—his raison d'être - Daily Kos

Daily KosSessions issues license-to-discriminate memo under guise of 'religious liberty'—his raison d'êtreDaily KosBy signing this form, you are agreeing to receive occasional emails on this and related campaigns from Daily Kos. You may of course unsubscribe at any time. Here's our privacy policy. Loading. Opt in to updates from Daily Kos Liberation League ...and more »

HHS rollback of birth control mandate problematic for LGBTQ community - Metro Weekly

Metro WeeklyHHS rollback of birth control mandate problematic for LGBTQ communityMetro WeeklyThe Trump administration has rolled back a policy that will allow any employer to claim a moral or religious objection to the Affordable Care Act's provisions requiring them to provide their employees with insurance coverage for birth control. The new ...and more »

US Attorney General Jefferson Sessions Issues New Guidance On Transgender Employees - The National Law Review

US Attorney General Jefferson Sessions Issues New Guidance On Transgender EmployeesThe National Law ReviewYesterday, U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions issued new guidance reversing the federal government's former position that gender identity is protected under Title VII. In a memo sent to the heads of all federal agencies and the U.S. attorneys ...and more »

Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights - Bradenton Herald

Bradenton HeraldTrump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rightsBradenton HeraldIn a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many ...and more »

Sessions Memo Expands On Religious Liberty Exemptions - Law360

Sessions Memo Expands On Religious Liberty ExemptionsLaw360Law360, Washington (October 6, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping guidance to federal agencies on religious liberty Friday, articulating a 20-point list of principles affecting employers, government agencies and ...and more »

LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving - Metro US

Metro USLGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is drivingMetro USThe way the 20 principles are worded, businesses and individuals are allowed to discriminate if it interferes with their religious beliefs giving companies the green light to refuse service to LGBT customers or deny birth control healthcare coverage to ...and more »

Trump administration uses 'religious liberty' to attack civil rights; ACLU will sue - Dallas Voice

Dallas VoiceTrump administration uses 'religious liberty' to attack civil rights; ACLU will sueDallas VoiceBREAKING NEWS UPDATE: ACLU has announced that it is suing the Trump administration to block the new rules allowing employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control. Advocates for the rights of women and LGBT people have quickly condemned ...and more »

The LBGT community and Women in Florida got bad news today but the religious right get two wins - News Talk Florida

News Talk FloridaThe LBGT community and Women in Florida got bad news today but the religious right get two winsNews Talk FloridaIf you are gay or are a woman living in the state of Florida, then today was a very bad day for you on many levels. In a Friday media dump the Trump Admiration took aim at the civil rights of the LBGT community and women nationwide with two sweeping ...and more »

Justice Department's 'Religious Freedom' Push Could Bring Sweeping Changes - Patch.com

Patch.comJustice Department's 'Religious Freedom' Push Could Bring Sweeping ChangesPatch.com"[R]eligious observance and practice should be reasonably accommodated in all government activity," the attorney general said. By Associated Press (Patch National Staff) - Updated Oct 6, 2017 4:05 pm ET ...and more »

Department of Justice Weighs In: Title VII Does Not Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination - JD Supra (press release)

JD Supra (press release)Department of Justice Weighs In: Title VII Does Not Prohibit Gender Identity DiscriminationJD Supra (press release)Executive Summary: Whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status and/or gender expression remains a heated debate in the courts and between government ...and more »

How a New Trump Policy Enables Anti-Trans Discrimination - VICE

VICEHow a New Trump Policy Enables Anti-Trans DiscriminationVICEA cruel memo from Jeff Sessions stands to make life even harder for trans people like me. SHARE; TWEET. Katelyn Burns. Oct 6 2017, 12:39pm. Left: Jeff Sessions, photo by Zach Gibson/Getty; Right: A protest for trans rights earlier this year, photo by ...and more »

Sessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' Memo - Common Dreams

Common DreamsSessions Issues Blatant 'License to Discriminate' With 'Religious Freedom' MemoCommon DreamsAttorney General Jeff Sessions intensified the Trump administration's "all-out assault on LGBTQ people" Friday by issuing a "religious freedom" directive to federal agencies that rights groups said would "categorize LGBTQ Americans as second-class ...and more »

Jeff Sessions just made it legal to fire someone for being gay - VICE News

VICE NewsJeff Sessions just made it legal to fire someone for being gayVICE NewsAttorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping memo Friday on religious freedom that instructs agencies to do as much as they can to protect the religious liberty of individuals and employers at the expense of civil rights. The directive doesn't ...and more »

TRUMP ADMIN ATTACKS LGBT AMERICANS WITH LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE - Advocate.com

Advocate.comTRUMP ADMIN ATTACKS LGBT AMERICANS WITH LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATEAdvocate.comThe "religious freedom" order means federal agencies and contractors could turn away LGBT people and others without repercussions. By Trudy Ring. October 06 2017 2:41 PM EDT. Share on Twitter · Share on Facebook. The Department of Justice today ...and more »

Sessions Releases Legal Guidance for Religious Liberty - Newsmax

NewsmaxSessions Releases Legal Guidance for Religious LibertyNewsmaxAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday issued a 25-page memo of legal guidance with principles for federal agencies about protecting religious liberty. The guidance notes 20 principles that federal agencies and executive departments can use.and more »