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White House leaps into culture wars on gay rights

The move ended a day that began with a tweet from Trump announcing a ban on transgenders

Michael D Shear & Charlie Savage | NYT 

The Trump administration abruptly waded into the culture wars over gay rights this week, signaling in three separate actions that it will use the powers of the federal government to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people. Without being asked, the Justice Department intervened in a private employment lawsuit on Wednesday, arguing that the ban on sex discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect workers on the basis of their sexual orientation. The friend-of-the-court brief, filed at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New ...

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First Published: Fri, July 28 2017. 10:03 IST