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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 »

Religious Liberty or Discrimination? - The Atlantic

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide memo to bolster federal protections for religious liberties on Friday, a move that could also weaken the federal government's ability to prevent gender and LGBT discrimination. In the 25-page memo ...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 ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination - ColorLines magazine

On Wednesday (October 4), Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to U.S. attorneys offices telling them that, in his estimation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity. As CNN ...and more »

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 »

Jeff Sessions Reverses DOJ Policy Protecting Transgender Employees From Discrimination - Daily Beast

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a policy that protected transgender employees from discrimination, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. Sessions sent a memo Wednesday that said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex ...and more »

SPLC: Trump administration's guidance on religious freedom undercuts LGBT rights - Southern Poverty Law Center

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance today setting forth the views of the Department of Justice about how federal agencies should protect religious freedom. The guidance directs agencies to give the broadest possible protection to people, ...and more »

Sessions fleshes out plan to crack down on gangs, drugs and guns - Politico

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unveiling a new aspect of his promised crackdown on violent crime: the reinvigoration of a longstanding Justice Department program aimed at getting federal prosecutors to make a concerted effort to stem drug ...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.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 »