The Trump justice department is pushing to make it legal to fire people for being gay or transgender. The Trump administration has attacked LGBT rights in healthcare, employment, housing, education, commerce, the military, prisons and sports. The move would fundamentally reverse civil rights for millions of people, LGBT leaders say, and raises fears that LGBT people may lose the minimal protections and resources they have won in past years. Since taking office, the Trump administration has sought to reverse healthcare protections for trans people, moved to ban trans people from serving in the military , eliminated rules protecting trans students and pushed to allow businesses to turn away gay and trans customers if they seek a religious exemption.
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The Trump administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Friday arguing that employers should be allowed to discriminate against, or even fire, their lesbian, gay and bisexual employees simply due to their sexual orientation. The Justice Department intervened in one of two matters before the high court set to address LGBTQ employment discrimination during the court's next term. At issue is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of , which makes it a crime for employers "to fail or refuse to hire" or otherwise discriminate against a prospective or actual employee "because of such individual's While the Supreme Court has held that discrimination on the basis of sex encompasses actions taken or beliefs held by an employer that subject an employee to gender stereotypes, the court has never ruled on whether sex-based discrimination necessarily extends to sexual orientation. In fact, appellate courts have traditionally held that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII, with one noted exception.
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Ben Wiseman. By Frank Bruni. I have no problem with it whatsoever. During the campaign, he spoke out against a North Carolina law forbidding transgender people to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and said that Caitlyn Jenner could use the commode of her choice in Trump Tower.
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of LGBT Americans to have a legally-recognized marriage. In the heat of the raging political battle for the White House, GOP presumptive candidate Donald Trump has had plenty to say about the ruling and how the country would approach the issue of gay marriage if he is elected in the fall. Here are 10 Trump quotes about LGBT families that explain his position against legal marriage, but for gay people, their rights, and civil unions. And no, I don't think he cares that so many of his comments are conflicting.