Fringe believers have been manipulating the government to suit their will. The Obama administration bent over backward to cater to LGTBQ demands.
That’s all over now.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the Justice Department would “no longer interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to mean that the law’s protections extend to discrimination based on gender identity.”
Transgender individuals will no longer receive special protections. Someone who’s unclear about their “gender identity” might change their mind. A man who becomes a woman might realize he preferred being a man.
Attorney General Sessions reversed a federal government policy yesterday that clarified transgender people are protected from sex discrimination in the workplace under Title VII.
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 5, 2017
Someone who’s targeted because of their race or religion isn’t so lucky. Title VII isn’t an anti-bullying measure, it’s intended to help those who can’t help themselves. At the time it was written discrimination was so bad that a lot of people found that their career opportunities were defined by their race.
Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status,” Sessions wrote in a memo.
“The Justice Department must and will continue to affirm the dignity of all people, including transgender individuals. 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….”
Sessions made it clear that he wasn’t condoning discrimination against transgender individuals, but liberal groups are still pissed.
“Today marks another low point for a Department of Justice, which has been cruelly consistent in its hostility towards the LGBT community and in particular its inability to treat transgender people with basic dignity and respect,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, said.
While the American Civil Liberties Union complains about what’s essentially a legal point, LGBTQ people in the Middle East are fighting for their lives. Egypt just arrested 34 gay and transgender men.
— Former Rep. Jared Polis (@RepJaredPolis) October 5, 2017
(Source: The Hill)