This week, we discuss the federal government’s sweeping actions to protect the civil rights of transgender people, who are disproportionately affected by poverty due to widespread discrimination in housing, education, employment, and public accommodations. In fact, in her announcement that the Department of Justice would sue North Carolina over its discriminatory bathroom bill, Attorney General Lynch compared the state’s actions to Jim Crow and called for an end to state-sanctioned discrimination. Later in the show, we break down the recent decision by Google to ban all ads for payday loans on its site. And finally, we have another round of the Weekly Worst with Alan Pyke.
- Sarah McBride, Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress: @SarahEMcBride
- Logan Koepke, Analyst at Upturn: @jlkoepke
- Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress: @PykeA