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US announces protections for transgender workers

Attorney General Eric Holder has signed a memo that prohibits workplace discrimination against transgender people. That means the DOJ will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they’ve been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status.

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