Lambda Legal Responds to Department of Justice's Brief

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July 26, 2017

Today, the federal Department of Justice filed a brief in our amicus case, Zarda v. Altitude Express, at the Second Circuit, arguing that the Civil Rights Act should NOT protect lesbian, gay and bisexual employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. Here are statements from our staff  about the brief:


"It's a sad day in America when the federal Department of Justice actively intervenes in a case to oppose civil rights protections for people."
—  Rachel B. Tiven, CEO
"Today's filing demonstrates that Jeff Sessions clearly intends to inflict the maximum amount of damage on LGBT people as long as he is at the helm of the Justice Department. Lambda Legal will continue to resist the virulent anti-LGBT agenda of this administration, and we are confident that, in the end, the rights of the LGBT people will be vindicated both in courts of law and in the court of public opinion."