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Trump's EEOC nominees could not assure lawmakers that they would support the agency's view that adverse actions against gay or transgender workers violates federal civil rights laws. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Trump administration’s two nominees to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told U.S. senators Tuesday they were personally opposed to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but they could not assure lawmakers that they would support the agency’s view that adverse actions against gay or transgender workers violates federal civil rights laws.

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