Donald Trump's Decision to Weaken the Birth Control Coverage Mandate Is a Political Choice - GQ Magazine

GQ MagazineDonald Trump's Decision to Weaken the Birth Control Coverage Mandate Is a Political ChoiceGQ MagazineIn a lengthy memorandum released to all administrative agencies and executive departments on Friday, Attorney General and noted safe space advocate Jeff Sessions solemnly reiterated the importance of this country's "foundational principle" of ...and more »

AG's religious objection order undercuts LGBT protections - Jamaica Gleaner

AG's religious objection order undercuts LGBT protectionsJamaica GleanerIn an order that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a sweeping directive to agencies yesterday to do as much as possible to accommodate those who claim their religious freedoms are being violated.and more »

Sessions Releases Legal Guidance for Religious Liberty - Alive For Football

Alive For FootballSessions Releases Legal Guidance for Religious LibertyAlive For FootballToday's guidance also confirms that government can not interfere with the autonomy of religious organizations. "Our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people", Sessions said. "Therefore, to the ...and more »

Sessions Changes DOJ Course on Title VII Enforcement for Transgender Issues - JD Supra (press release)

Sessions Changes DOJ Course on Title VII Enforcement for Transgender IssuesJD Supra (press release)U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. Attorneys revising how the Department of Justice will address gender identity claims under Title VII. In 2014, the Obama Administration DOJ stated that gender identity discrimination ...and more »

Archbishop Lori: Religious liberty protections 'a victory for all Americans' - The Tidings

The TidingsArchbishop Lori: Religious liberty protections 'a victory for all Americans'The TidingsThe chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Religious Liberty says that expanded religious liberty protections in the federal contraception mandate are a “victory for the First Amendment, and a victory for all Americans, even those who don't agree with ...and more »

The government's new religious freedom guidance: What does it mean? - The Tidings

The government's new religious freedom guidance: What does it mean?The TidingsEarly in the memo, the guidance asserts, “Religious liberty is not merely a right to personal religious beliefs or even to worship in a sacred place. The document goes on to state that religious liberty extends not only to persons, but to organizations ...and more »

'The War on Gays': Hollywood and Beyond Furious Over Jeff Sessions' 'License to Discriminate' Against LGBTQ ... - TooFab

TooFab'The War on Gays': Hollywood and Beyond Furious Over Jeff Sessions' 'License to Discriminate' Against LGBTQ ...TooFab"Any chance Jeff Sessions gets to thwart progress on LGBT rights, he will take," George Takei tweets. Hollywood is outraged over Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the DOJ has rolled back protections for the LGBTQ community in the name of ...and more »

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III permits employers to discriminate against transgender employees - Death and Taxes

Death and TaxesJefferson Beauregard Sessions III permits employers to discriminate against transgender employeesDeath and TaxesTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws gender discrimination against job-seekers, was extended to include trans folks during the Obama administration. In a move about as #onbrand as his penchant for racism, Attorney General Jefferson ...and more »

DOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace Protections - Above the Law

Above the LawDOJ Reverses Stance On Transgender Workplace ProtectionsAbove the LawIn 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 »

Jeff Sessions consulted Christian right legal group on religious freedom memo - ABC News

Jeff Sessions consulted Christian right legal group on religious freedom memoABC NewsAttorney General Jeff Sessions consulted Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group that champions conservative Christian causes, ahead of issuing controversial guidance to government agencies and departments on Friday about how to interpret ...and more »

Justice Department issues policy memo declaring religious freedom is 'paramount' in US - Personal Liberty Digest

Personal Liberty DigestJustice Department issues policy memo declaring religious freedom is 'paramount' in USPersonal Liberty DigestWASHINGTON — A sweeping new statement by the Justice Department calls religious freedom a “fundamental right of paramount importance,” placing the Trump administration squarely on the side of religious conservatives in America's culture wars.and more »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Broad 'Religious Freedom' Guidance That Should Concern All LGBT Americans - GayToday

GayTodayAttorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Broad 'Religious Freedom' Guidance That Should Concern All LGBT AmericansGayTodayAttorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday issued broad “religious freedom” guidance which appears intended to undermine LGBT rights. The memo comes a day after Sessions rescinded a policy protecting transgender people from discrimination under Title ...and more »

US Department of Justice Memo: Sex Discrimination Law 'Does Not Refer to Gender Identity' - Christian News Network

US Department of Justice Memo: Sex Discrimination Law 'Does Not Refer to Gender Identity'Christian News NetworkWASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo revoking a previous determination by Obama Attorney General Eric Holder that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes gender identity. “Title VII expressly prohibits ...and more »

Attorney General Issues 'License To Discriminate' Against Gays, Women - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)Attorney General Issues 'License To Discriminate' Against Gays, WomenPatheos (blog)Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues new guidelines allowing taxpayer funded discrimination against gays and others in the name of “religious freedom.” On Friday Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued new instructions to federal agencies giving ...and more »

LGBT community responds to Justice Department changes - ABC27

ABC27LGBT community responds to Justice Department changesABC27HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced federal law does not protect transgender employees from workplace discrimination. “During my time here, a transgender individual did disclose that they had been fired from their job ...and more »

Justice Department issues policy memo declaring religious freedom 'paramount' in US - Southernminn.com

Southernminn.comJustice Department issues policy memo declaring religious freedom 'paramount' in USSouthernminn.comAttorney General Jeff Sessions at Port of Miami Terminal E, on Aug. 16. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS). WASHINGTON — A sweeping new statement by the Justice Department calls religious freedom a “fundamental right of paramount importance,” ...and more »

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 »

A loophole for discrimination? Jeff Sessions expands religious freedom protections - Salon

SalonA loophole for discrimination? Jeff Sessions expands religious freedom protectionsSalonAttorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new legal guidance to federal agencies on Friday that governs and expands the already broad protection of religious liberties. The change could impact a series of pending employment, contracting and programming ...and more »

Sessions gets law dead wrong on transgender protections - Gant Daily

Sessions gets law dead wrong on transgender protectionsGant DailyAttorney General Jeff Sessions has struck again, as the Trump administration makes another move to withdraw hard-earned legal protections for the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Since January, the administration has ...and more »

Jeff Sessions: Transgender Workers Not Protected By Civil Rights Law - Hi-tech Beacon

Hi-tech BeaconJeff Sessions: Transgender Workers Not Protected By Civil Rights LawHi-tech Beacon-Chad Griffin, Human Rights CampaignOutlined in a 25-page memo (pdf), the directive lays out the White House's "muscular view of religious freedom" first expressed in an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in May. Attorney General Sessions ...and more »