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Attorney General Sessions Leads the Charge Against LGBT Rights

Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions
Ian S. Thompson,
Senior Legislative Advocate,
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October 18, 2017

This piece originally appeared at The Hill.

Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally intervened to dispatch a federal hate crimes lawyer to prosecute a man in Iowa who has been charged with the murder of a transgender high school student. The newspaper characterized the move by Sessions as an effort to defy his anti-civil rights image.

But, please, don’t be fooled.

From the moment he was confirmed as attorney general of the United States, Sessions has been the driving force behind the Trump administration’s attacks on basic dignity and equality for LGBT people.

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