Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ People

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HRCWashington, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex:
“Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from the Trump-Pence Administration,” said Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal Director. “In one fell swoop, Trump’s DOJ has provided a roadmap for dismantling years of federal protections and declared that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people may no longer be protected by landmark civil rights laws such as the Fair Housing Act, Title IX, or Title VII. For over a decade, courts have determined that discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ status is unlawful discrimination under federal law. Today’s filing is a shameful retrenchment of an outmoded interpretation that forfeits faithful interpretation of current law to achieve a politically-driven and legally specious result.”

About the Human Rights Campaign:

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.

 

From the Editor: A link to the brief: https://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/legal-docs/ny_zarda_20170726_doj-amicus-brief

 

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  1. And I as a Trans woman am supposed to believe this ? Uh no !!!!!!! I was lied to not by President Trump by you too HRC!!!! You CLAIM to be on the side of Transgender people when all we are to you is a donation . NO!!!! I’m NOT a Gay man and I don’t really support gays because MOST see me as Meat . Trump PROMISED in his campaign he supported us . Uh huh , he threw us away because Mike Pence wants Transgender people in Concentration camps the same as Adolph Hitler did . No, I don’t trust YOU or President Trump any longer .

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