Sessions reverses DOJ policy, drops job discrimination protections for transgender people

The Department of Justice, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will not interpret civil rights law as covering transgender people

WASHINGTON — The civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace does not apply to transgender employees, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided, continuing a shift by the Justice Department against the more LGBTQ-friendly policies championed by the Obama administration. Sessions reversed a 2014 decision by a predecessor, Eric Holder, that Title VII of the…

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