DOJ: The Civil Rights Act Doesn’t Cover Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation

“The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement today weighing in against protections for LGBT people in the workplace, shows that President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will go out of their way to support—even sanction—discrimination against LGBT employees.  Trump claims to be an ally of the LGBT community, but actions speak louder than words.

No one should have to choose between a career they love and the person they love. No one should be afraid that they might lose their job, or they will be denied a promotion, for being their true, authentic self. There’s a reason why nearly 96% of Fortune 500 companies have policies protecting their LGBT employees: Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s also just good business. When we can be ourselves at work, we can truly bring all our brilliance to the table, and that’s good for everybody.”

Selisse Berry, Founder & CEO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates