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4 Things to Know About Trump Admin's Transgender Employment Discrimination Memo

4 Things to Know About Trump Admin's Transgender Employment Discrimination Memo

'Law, Not Policy'

Transgender activists and supporters protest potential changes by the Trump administration in federal guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, near the White House in Washington, U.S. February 22, 2017. | (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

In the Oct. 4 memo, AG Sessions clarified that Title VII's sex discrimination clause is about biological sex, not gender identity, but the memo is not about other laws related to gender identity. 

"The sole issue addressed in this memorandum is what conduct Title VII prohibits by its terms, not what conduct should be prohibited by statute, regulation, or employer action," noted the memo.

"As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress."

The memo went to state that the Department of Justice "will continue to affirm the dignity of all people, including transgender individuals."

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