Los Angeles LGBT Center Blasts Trump Administration’s Reversal of Policy Protecting Transgender Workers - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center Blasts Trump Administration’s Reversal of Policy Protecting Transgender Workers

October 5, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to federal attorneys and agency directors that reverses a civil rights law protecting transgender people from discrimination in the workplace. This edict reverses the Obama Administration’s decision in 2014 to include gender identity as an additional protection under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act already given to categories of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Dave Garcia issued the following statement:

“Reversing the Obama Administration policy that protects transgender people against discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is one more shameful example of the Trump Administration’s ongoing war against the rights of LGBT people in this country. 

“Once again, the Administration has made clear its utter disregard for the rights and the very humanity of transgender people. 

“While California law will continue to protect the transgender community throughout our state, it is obvious that President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions care more about the craven appeasement of their base than the lawful protection of American citizens from discrimination. 

“This morally repugnant calculation is an affront to all Americans who believe in equal justice under the law.”

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