Justice Branch Says Rights Law Doesn’T Shield Gays

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department has now stepped into the fray.
That ruling, which was reviewed by the Obama administration’s Justice Department, did not formally bind the federal courts, although courts often defer to federal agencies when they interpret laws that come under their jurisdiction.
It was unclear why the Justice Department filed the brief when it did and whether it was a stand-alone effort or part of a larger ideological push.
The future of that memo under Mr. Trump remains unclear.
It added, however, that “the law is well-settled in this circuit.”Shortly after the new brief was filed, civil rights activists attacked it.

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