Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News:
The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender, arguing a Michigan funeral home could fire a transgender woman because she wanted to wear women’s clothing on the job.
Although the administration was expected to take the stance — and had previously said firing workers on the basis of gender identity is legal under federal law — the latest court filing asks the nation’s top court to establish federal case law in a potentially sweeping setback for LGBTQ rights nationwide.
Read Holden’s full report.
JUST IN: Trump administration tells Supreme Court it’s legal under federal law to fire workers solely for being transgender, saying Title VII’s ban on “sex” discrimination doesn’t apply to gender identity and trans status. Full story: https://t.co/6lIZWOXLuk
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) August 16, 2019