U.S. Attorney General reverses federal policy on gender-identity rights

Law prohibits gender discrimination but that does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says in new memorandum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new memorandum stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans gender discrimination, but does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, in the workplace. Title VII specifically bars employers from discriminating against employees based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion. The Attorney General … [Read more...]

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Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn

Sen. Jeff Sessions said during confirmation hearing last week that he would vigorously enforce obscenity laws

The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one expert described as a step forward in fighting pornography and violence against women. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), during his first confirmation hearing last week to become the next Attorney General, was questioned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) about federal … [Read more...]

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