October 06, 2017

Statement of ABA President Hilarie Bass Re: Workplace discrimination based on gender identity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2017 – The American Bar Association is disappointed with the Department of Justice’s position reversing the department’s 2014 decision to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace based on gender identity.

For decades, the ABA has vigorously opposed such discrimination and, more recently, has urged the enactment of legislation to strengthen protections for LGBT workers to further the ABA’s belief that all Americans – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – should be protected from discrimination in the workplace.

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