Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America West has issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s continued attack on the civil rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
“The Trump Administration has taken another step in its attempt to rollback protections for transgender and gender nonconforming people by arguing to the Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws don’t protect them. The WGAW opposes this ill-conceived position. Equality under the law is a principle we hold dear as a nation and the Guild strongly opposes any effort to undermine the efficacy of our country’s anti-discrimination statutes.”
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.