DOJ rescinds protections for transgender workers - Out In Jersey

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a policy on Wednesday that reverses employment discrimination protections for transgender workers. The move reverses a policy in place under then-President Barack Obama. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ...

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 ...

Justice Department issues government-wide religious liberty principles - Washington Examiner

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued government-wide guidance Friday advising federal agencies to adhere to more than a dozen "principles of religious liberty" following President Trump's May religious liberty executive order that critics worried ...

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 ...

Sessions' order to accommodate religious objections undercuts LGBT protections - Chicago Tribune

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 claim their religious freedoms are being violated. The guidance, an ...

Impeach Jeff Sessions - Albany Times Union (blog)

Yesterday US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a Department of Justice policy put into effect by Eric Holder under President Obama. That policy stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based ...

Sessions issues religious liberty guidance to federal agencies - The Hill

Attorney General Jeff Sessions · Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE issued legal guidance Friday ...

Regardless of federal changes, Oregon law still protects transgender people's civil rights - OregonLive.com

A group gathered outside Portland's City Hall Sunday, Aug. 27, at a rally to honor transgender service members and veterans that was organized by Basic Rights Oregon( Janet Eastman/The Oregonian ). Comment. 0 shares. By Lizzy Acker.

Jeff Sessions Just Issued New Guidance On Protecting “Religious Liberty” - BuzzFeed News

The attorney general issued the guidance Friday. Critics have feared the policy may provide a loophole for discrimination. Originally posted on October 6, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.. Updated on October 6, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.. Dominic Holden. BuzzFeed News Reporter.

Trump Hasn't Killed Obama's Biggest Policies, But He's Making Lots Of Important Changes - FiveThirtyEight

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate rally outside of the Supreme Court in March 2014. Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call. President Trump's administration has not totally reversed or repealed any of former President Obama's really big ...

Has the Trump administration declared war on LGBTQ Americans? - PennLive.com

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Sessions has warned of a crackdown on marijuana. But documents obtained by The Associated Press show he's getting no fresh ...

Sessions Denies Transgender Workers Protection From Discrimination - Truth-Out

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revoked an Obama Department of Justice policy that prohibited workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. According to BuzzFeed, which broke the story,. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a ...

Justice Department issues new 'religious freedom' memo that invites anti-LGBTQ discrimination - ThinkProgress

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued extensive guidance Friday morning regarding “Protections for Religious Liberty” throughout the federal government. The document scrupulously avoids mentioning the LGBTQ community by name but it is undeniably the ...

Trump administration lays out principles for protecting religious freedom - Catholic News Agency

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a set of memos issued Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined principles of religious freedom that federal agencies and departments are to incorporate into their work. “Our ...

US Issues Religious Freedom Memo Giving Leeway in Who to Hire - Bloomberg

Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised federal agencies to follow 20 principles of religious freedom, including a recognition that religious employers can discriminate in hiring, as he elaborated on an executive order President Donald Trump signed in May.

AG's religious objection order undercuts LGBT protections - San Antonio Express-News

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an order that undercuts federal 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 claim their religious freedoms are ...

Trump religious objection order upends LGBT protections - WHIO

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling federal agencies to do as much as possible to accommodate people who have religious objections to LGBT rights. A memo issued Friday is an attempt to deliver on President Donald Trump's pledge ...

US ends workplace protections for transgender people under civil rights act - National Post

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a three-year-old Justice Department policy that protected transgender workers from discrimination under federal law. In a memo to his U.S. attorney offices and agency heads, Sessions said that ...

People Are Dragging Caitlyn Jenner After She Called The President She Voted For "A Disgrace" - BuzzFeed News

After US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a policy that protects transgender workers from discrimination, Caitlyn Jenner – who voted for Donald Trump – called the President a "disgrace." Posted on October 6, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.. Ellie Woodward.

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 ...