With the U. Supreme Court poised to issue a major ruling on whether firing workers for being gay, lesbian and bisexual is legal under federal civil rights law, the Trump administration has weighed in with its view: Fire away. In a page brief submitted Friday and signed by the U.
The Trump administration has just urged the U. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary.
In this October photo, students and faculty at the University of Michigan-Flint listen to a speaker during the "rally for respect" supporting year-old Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, to show support for the openly gay U-M student leader who was publicly attacked by Michigan's Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shrivell. Andrew Shirvell was fired in He had repeatedly criticized Christopher Armstrong, the university's first openly gay student body president.
CNN -- For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Among other things, Shirvell has published blog posts that accuse Armstrong of going back on a campaign promise he made to minority students; engaging in "flagrant sexual promiscuity" with another male member of the student government; sexually seducing and influencing "a previously conservative [male] student" so much so that the student, according to Shirvell, "morphed into a proponent of the radical homosexual agenda;" hosting a gay orgy in his dorm room in October ; and trying to recruit incoming first year students "to join the homosexual 'lifestyle. Shirvell's personal opinions are his and his alone and do not reflect the views of the Michigan Department of Attorney General," Cox said in the written statement provided by his office to CNN's "AC " Tuesday night.
But more critically, Trump and his administration have aggressively rolled back and fought against LGBT rights. They include:. This new position runs contrary to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — a federal agency — and numerous federal courts, which have found Title VII does protect transgender workers.
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In this October photo, students and faculty at the University of Michigan-Flint listen to a speaker during the "rally for respect" supporting year-old Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, to show support for the openly gay U-M student leader who was publicly attacked by Michigan's Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shrivell. He can appeal to the full board. In Octoberthe Michigan Attorney Discipline Board said the former state assistant attorney general committed misconduct when he harassed Christopher Armstrong, the university's first openly gay student body president.
Barr was attorney general from tounder President George H. Bush, and was a deputy and an assistant attorney general before that. In a article, reprinted infor a journal called The Catholic Lawyer, he contended that advances in LGBTQ rights are marginalizing people of faith.
That has put lawyers under US Attorney General Jeff Sessions at direct odds with more autonomous corners of the federal bureaucracy. The judges on Tuesday, in a hearing of the full 2nd Circuit, wanted to know if the two agencies had even consulted each other before filing opposing briefs. Mooppan spoke on behalf of the United States government as a whole, arguing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ofwhich bans discrimination on the basis of sex, does not cover sexual orientation.