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Civil liberties groups decry Sessions's guidance on religious freedom - Washington Post

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued sweeping guidance to executive branch agencies Friday on the Justice Department's interpretation of how the government should respect religious freedom, triggering an immediate backlash from civil liberties groups ...and more »

The Trump administration is systematically dismantling the rights of 10 million LGBT Americans - Quartz

Since Donald Trump took the oath of office on January 20, the White House has taken aim at various groups. It took on Muslims, targeting a travel ban at them as Trump taunted world leaders coping with terrorism. It went after women's rights, seeking to ...and more »

Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — In an order that undercuts protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies Friday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who say their religious freedoms are being violated. The ...and more »

Religious Liberty or Discrimination? - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide memo to bolster federal protections for religious liberties on Friday, a move that could ...and more »

Attorney General Sessions' directive protects religious objectors to LGBT rights - Bangor Daily News

President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, May 4, 2017. In an order that undercuts federal protections for LGBT ...and more »

AG Jeff Sessions issues broad guidelines to protect religious objections to public policy - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department issued new guidance across the government Friday aimed at giving religious groups and individuals broad protections to express their beliefs when they come into conflict with government regulations, including when ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Just Made it Easier for Businesses to Discriminate Against LGBT People and Women - Mother Jones

The Department of Justice has released sweeping guidance on religious liberty protections, opening the door for government-approved discrimination against LGBT people, women, and others. The breadth of the guidance is stunning—from the administration ...and more »

DOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace Protections - Above the Law

In another about-face from the Trump administration, Jeff Sessions issued a memo two days ago stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (which bans workplace discrimination on the basis of sex) does not protect individuals against discrimination ...and more »

Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom - Politico

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued government-wide legal guidance Friday that urges sweeping protection for religious freedom and could impact a series of pending policy decisions involving health care, LGBT rights and even disaster relief. Sessions ...and more »

Sessions memo says Title VII doesn't bar discrimination against transgender people - ABA Journal

Updated: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn't protect transgender individuals from workplace discrimination, according to a memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The memo (PDF) says Sessions is sticking to the language of the law, which bars ...and more »