The task of predicting whether the Trump administration will continue the Obama administration’s trend toward protecting LGBTQ individuals in a variety of areas is nearly impossible. In this Bloomberg Law Insights article, Ballard Spahr attorneys Shannon Farmer and Ashley Wilson discuss the potential impact the Trump administration could have on LGBTQ rights. Given the large number of vacancies on the federal bench and the ability to change the leadership of nearly all federal agencies, they say, the impact could be significant. However, they add, regardless of what happens at the federal level, state and local governments can continue to offer additional protections.

Ballard Spahr’s Shannon Farmer, a partner, and Ashley Wilson, an associate, are members of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. They represent employers and advise them on all types of civil rights issues, including LGBTQ matters.

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