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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

Obama Administration Memo
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the Justice Department's findings in two investigations regarding the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson in Washington, March 4, 2015. | (Photo: Reuters/James Lawler Duggan)

The memo specifically overturns a December 2014 memo released by then U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Obama Administration.

"I have determined that the best reading of Title VII' s prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status," wrote Holder in late 2014.

"The most straightforward reading of Title VII is that discrimination 'because of ... sex' includes discrimination because an employee's gender identification is as a member of a particular sex, or because the employee is transitioning, or has transitioned, to another sex."

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