After transgender soldiers, Trump attacks LGBTQ civilians

This video from the USA says about itself:

26 July 2017

In an amicus brief, the Department of Justice argued Title VII of the Civil Rights Act doesn’t apply to LGBTQ discrimination.

See also here.

A sarcastic YouTube comment on this video says:

As much as Republicans hate transgenders, you would think they would encourage them to join the military just to let them die in Afghanistan.

USA: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ARGUES LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS ACT DOESN’T PROTECT GAY PEOPLE On the same day President Donald Trump banned transgender people from serving in the military, citing costs. “The Department of Justice argued in a legal brief on Wednesday that the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers no protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation, a position advocacy groups condemned as ‘shameful’ and ‘politically driven.'” As for the transgender ban, current service members are saying it’s a “shot in the face” and to “try and kick me out of the military.” These Republicans are breaking with Trump on the issue, along with these world leaders. And then there’s the question of whether it’s legal. [HuffPost]

In a disheartening break from progress in workplace policies, the Department of Justice filed a brief on Wednesday claiming the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect “homosexual” workers from discrimination. The brief says that discrimination based on sexual orientation is not sex discrimination—directly contradicting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which “makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity) or religion”: here.

Trump Administration’s Hard-Line Policies Are Raising the Stakes for Trans Survival: here.

The brain activity of transgender people matches that of the gender they want to live as, and not as the gender they were assigned at birth, a study has revealed.

22 thoughts on “After transgender soldiers, Trump attacks LGBTQ civilians

  1. Oh, yeah … this is the second attack yesterday. It hasn’t gotten that much air time. Sessions is a little/small racist anti LGBT elf.
    It’s a disaster between them two.
    Sessions was the first senator who support him early in the campaign. His ‘friend’ … neither one of them are worth the sur they breathe. 😡


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