Despite Trump's announcement, a federal judge ruled that the military had to accept transgender people. A protester displays a placard during a demonstration in New York, on July 26, If the Justice Department decides that the change is legal, the new definition can be approved and enforced in Title IX statutes, and across government agencies. Sessions says civil rights law doesn't protect transgender workers. The Obama era guidance was based on the administration's interpretation of Title IX, which bans discrimination based on sex.
The change would also mark a shift from the Obama administration, which expanded the legal definition of gender in several instances.
US and Iran headed toward confrontation. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Roger Severino, the director of the Office for Civil Rights at the department, declined to answer detailed questions about the memo or his role in interagency discussions about how to revise the definition of sex under Title IX.
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.