By Tara Law
The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent that would enable employers to fire employees because they are transgender. The Department of Justice has submitted a brief to the Court Friday asking the Justices to rule that Title VII, a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion or national origin, does not protect transgender people. The department argued that […]
We opposed Eric Dreiband’s nomination to lead DOJ’s Civil Rights Division because we believed he would not fight for the civil rights of all.
He has once again proved us right by signing this brief urging the Supreme Court to permit discrimination against transgender workers. pic.twitter.com/D0Q5I7LXzb
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) August 17, 2019
The Justice Department represents the EEOC before the Supreme Court, so they were asked to weigh in on the merits of the argument that sex discrimination protections include gender identity.
— Erin Mulvaney (@erinmulvaney) August 16, 2019
This latest attack by the Trump Administration on protections for transgender people is egregious and could have broader implications that impact the lives of LGBTQ people nationwide. https://t.co/yJnOUIDrtA
— GLAAD (@glaad) August 16, 2019
— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) August 17, 2019