Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Rescind Protections for Transgender Workers

October 5, 2017
Press Release

(Queens, NY) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced its decision to reverse a federal government anti-discrimination policy protecting transgender workers:

“The Trump administration’s hostile and discriminatory attacks against the LGBT community must stop. All Americans deserve the same rights, privileges, and protections offered under the law. Indeed, the Department of Justice should be the very agency ensuring the rights of transgender individuals.

“In a country founded on the premise that all individuals are created equal, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination have absolutely no place in our workplace, our communities, and our country. I urge Republicans to join Democrats to pass the Equality Act to permanently protect our fellow Americans from harassment and discrimination.”