The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is considering withdrawing from a trans discrimination case, according to an article in Slate, citing “Administration-related changes” at the agency.
Several years ago, Amiee Stephens was fired from her job at a funeral home when she informed her boss she would be transitioning from male to female. Until recently, she had been represented by the EEOC who argued that the termination was unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars “sex discrimination,” including gender nonconformity.
Since the election, Donald Trump has named Victoria Lipnic as EEOC Commissioner, someone who is widely known for her conservative stances and who has taken the first step in withdrawing from the case. Many fear that under her leadership, the EEOC will not pursue cases of anti-LGBT discrimination.
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January 27, 2017