July 27, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Justice Department Argument Against Protections for LGBT Workers

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s filing of a brief in federal court arguing that federal workplace discrimination law does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation:

“Donald Trump promised the LGBT community he would fight for them.  Now, on the same day he pledged to ban transgender Americans outright from serving in our armed forces, he dispatched his Justice Department to publicly argue in favor of workplace discrimination against gay Americans.  I’m no longer surprised by the President’s hypocrisy.  But I am offended by the cruelty of this assault on LGBT civil rights.  We will not let the White House drive our country backwards.”


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