Transgender Americans are getting whiplash as legal protections they secured under formerPresident Barack Obama continue to vanish in the Trumpadministration.

Obama sidesteppedCongress to achieve those rights, speeding things up in a drive forwhat he called inclusion and social progress. But that method hasmade it easy for President Donald Trump to hit the rewindbutton.

Transgender policy shifts since Trump’selection victory have run the gamut, from bathroom use in schoolsto enlisting in the U.S. military. On Tuesday, theJustice Department rescinded an Obama-era memo that directedfederal prosecutors to interpret the landmark Civil Rights Act of1964 to bar workplace discrimination against transgender employees.

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