Written by Junior Mayema
Thank you dear mister president Obama for protecting transgender and gender non-conforming people facing transphobia even within the gay, lesbian and bisexual community and those LGB( lesbian, gay,bisexual) who still internalizing homophobia and struggling with their sexuality apart from the heterosexual homophobic and transphobic world, because let me be clear most of people are confused about the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity especially when they combine it with the hetero-normative gender binary norm leaving gender non-conforming and transgender people with no box left to fit in society so thank you sir because no matter gay, straight, lesbian and transgender, we are all human beings and deserve the right to be free from discrimination, the right of the security of the person and human dignity thank you for this wonderful news below :
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.
That means the Justice Department will be able to bring claims on behalf of people who say they’ve been fired by a public employer based on gender identity.
In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that the Civil Rights Act does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status.
The memo released Thursday is part of a broader Obama administration effort to afford workplace protection for transgender employees. In July, President Barack Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the U.S. government or for companies holding federal contracts.