While you were on vacation (at least we hope you were), the Trump Administration continued its effort to keep more Americans out of work. In the latest round of deplorable rollbacks to LGBTQ rights, the administration filed two briefs before the Supreme Court arguing for a restrictive interpretation of employee protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The briefs were filed in advance of oral arguments for three cases scheduled this October. Those cases revolve around whether Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, covers sexual orientation and gender identity under the definition of sex. The administration’s briefs argue that it does not, contradicting decades of federal rulings and the policies of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They didn't stop there. The Department of Labor recently announced a notice of proposed rule-making that would gut discrimination protections for women, religious minorities, and LGBTQ people. We must do all we can to counteract the administration’s attack on civil rights protections. Don’t know where to start? Support the Equality Act.

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