“Jeff Sessions just threw every transgender American to the wolves”


SALON

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo this morning declaring that the Department of Justice does not interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as offering protections to transgender individuals in the workplace. This is a sharp reversal from the Obama-era interpretation.

“Although federal law, including Title VII, provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se,” Sessions wrote. “This is a conclusion of law, not policy. As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress.” MORE

“Congress advised it has authority to undo any transgender military ban”


POLITICO

CARTOON


“Inside Trump’s snap decision to ban transgender troops”


POLITICO

President Donald Trump’s sudden decision was, in part, a last-ditch attempt to save a House proposal full of his campaign promises that was on the verge of defeat, numerous congressional and White House sources said. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

“Oregon Is First State To Offer Third Gender Option On Official IDs”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Supreme Court Ducks Big Transgender Rights Case — Thanks To Trump Administration”


HUFFINGTON POST

GLOUCESTER, VA — AUGUST 21: Gavin Grimm, 17, left, is photographed with his mom Deirdre Grimm, in Gloucester, Virginia, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. The transgender teen sued the Gloucester County School Board after it barred him from the boys’ bathroom. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Ivanka Trump, Kushner publicly silent as White House rolls back transgender protections”


POLITICO

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CAITLYN JENNER TO DONALD TRUMP:


“Trump administration scraps Obama transgender-rights directive”


POLITICO

“The Trump administration has scrapped an Obama directive aimed at protecting the rights of transgender students, telling schools in a guidance letter on Wednesday night that the policy has caused a rash of lawsuits nationwide and needs to be reconsidered.” MORE

“Jeff Sessions’ DOJ is already working to roll back protections for transgender kids”


THINK PROGRESS

On Sessions’ first day, the DOJ signaled that it’s reversing course on Obama-era guidelines protecting kids at school.
On Sessions’ first day, the DOJ signaled that it’s reversing course on Obama-era guidelines protecting kids at school.