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In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn't Bar Transgender Discrimination - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination based on sex. The move was ...and more »

Sessions ends workplace protections for transgender people under civil rights act - Washington Post

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 Title VII of ...and more »

Sessions says civil rights law doesn't protect transgender workers - CNN

Washington (CNN) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has formally determined that a 1964 federal civil rights law does not protect transgender workers from employment discrimination, upending previous guidance issued under the Obama administration.and more »

Federal Civil Rights Law Doesn't Protect Transgender Workers, Justice Department Says - NBCNews.com

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a memo Wednesday asserting that federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work. The memo refers specifically to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits ...and more »

Jeff Sessions: Transgender people not protected from workplace discrimination - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination in the workplace, reversing an Obama administration policy issued nearly three years ago. In a directive earlier this ...and more »

Sessions' DOJ reverses transgender workplace protections - CBS News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed an Obama-era policy explicitly defining transgender workers as protected under employment discrimination laws, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. The Wednesday policy reversal of what qualifies as employment ...and more »

SPLC: Trump administration continues to roll back LGBT rights - Southern Poverty Law Center

The following statement is regarding a memo issued by the U.S. Attorney General's Office to department heads and United States attorneys Wednesday night asserting that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect transgender workers from ...and more »

Trump's Justice Department just rescinded a memo protecting transgender workers - Vox

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a previous memo from President Barack Obama's administration that interpreted the Civil Rights Act to protect transgender workers, potentially opening people up to discrimination in the workplace due to their ...and more »

The Department of Justice Takes a Stand Against Transgender Rights in the Workplace - The Atlantic

The Department of Justice has issued a new memo on transgender workplace rights, arguing that a major civil-rights law does not cover discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The memo, first reported by BuzzFeed News, officially withdraws a 2014 ...and more »

Civil rights law doesn't protect transgender workers, says Jeff Sessions - Fast Company

Title VII protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbid transgender discrimination in the workplace—or at least they did when Barack Obama was president. Now, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is claiming that Title VII's prohibition against ...and more »