DoJ Votes Against Gay Rights in the Workplace

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice has voted against gay rights in a widely controversial ruling regarding Title VII.

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, bars discrimination in the workplace based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

The DoJ failed to interpret sexual orientation as a basis of discrimination in the workplace, which the department says is an issue that should be directed to Congress rather than the courts. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a statement that the Justice Department was “not speaking for the United States.” On the same day that Trump barred transgenders from the military, Jeff Sessions decides to not defend the gay community within the workplace, it doesn’t get more un-American than that.

Source: NYT

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