DOJ Says Discriminating Against Trans Workers is OK

Lawyers from the Department of Justice told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that, in their opinion, American businesses are free to discriminate against trans employees.

The DOJ weighed in as the court decides whether or not it will take a case about trans employment rights. Its intervention is actually creating a split between two parts of the government against one another. The DOJ says that discrimination against trans workers is fine, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (which would actually have to apply and enforce that law) says that it’s not.

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Per Bloomberg Law:

Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the [Supreme Court] that a civil rights law banning sex discrimination on the job doesn’t cover transgender bias. That approach already has created a rift within the Trump administration, contradicting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s view of the law it’s tasked with enforcing.

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