According to a memo dated Wednesday that was obtained by BuzzFeed, Sessions has instructed USA attorneys and the heads of federal agencies to stop interpreting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a protection on the basis of gender identity.
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In a memo that BuzzFeed obtained, Sessions said that the Justice Department will no longer interpret Title VII of of the Civil Rights Act to mean that the law's protections extend to discrimination based on gender identity. It does not directly rule out discrimination based on gender identity, an issue that saw unprecedented attention during Obama's presidency.
As Holden points out, "the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent agency that enforces civil rights law in the workplace, and a growing body of federal court decisions have found sex discrimination does include discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping - and that Title VII therefore bans anti-transgender discrimination as well".
Transgender Law Center, in a press release, said, "The Department of Justice memo on Title VII tries to undo established law protecting transgender employees simply by wishing it so". So, the DOJ explanation has nothing to do with protecting transgender people. "Nothing in this memorandum should be construed to condone mistreatment on the basis of gender identity, or to express a policy view on whether Congress should amend Title VII to provide different or additional protections".
Several LGBTQ civil rights groups blasted Sessions' directive.
It's not the first time the Trump administration has broken with its predecessor on how to interpret Title VII.
A spokesperson for Justice, Devin O'Malley, accused the Obama administration of going beyond what Congress allowed in its legislation.
"The Department of Justice can not expand the law beyond what Congress has provided", O'Malley said.
As BuzzFeed News highlights, the contention is "how broadly the government interprets" the 1964 act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and does not specifically denote LGBTQ rights; in other words, it's an argument of semantics. Sessions's memo effectively strips Title VII of any important nuance-part of his attempt to help Trump make America great again via regressive policies and practices.
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