Everyone Deserves A Workplace Free Of Discrimination And Harassment
On October 8th, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases about LGBTQ employment discrimination and decide if Title VII’s ban on workplace sex discrimination protects LGBTQ people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This is a pivotal moment for our community.
If the Court rules that LGBTQ people are not protected by existing federal workplace protections, anti-LGBTQ opponents will use the same legal reasoning to attempt to overturn critical federal protections in housing, healthcare, credit, education and more.
But no matter how the Supreme Court rules on these cases, our work won’t be done. The current patchwork of protections across the country means that if an LGBTQ person traveled from Maine to California, their rights would change up to 30 times. Millions of LGBTQ Americans are vulnerable to discrimination every day because of a lack of comprehensive protections at the federal level.
That’s why CAN - along with over 150 LGBTQ community centers across the country - continues to urge Congress to pass the Equality Act. Read more about our work around the Equality Act here.
The ability to be treated with dignity and respect should never depend on who you are, who you love, or what zip code you call home.
The National Equality Action Team (NEAT) will be hosting a virtual town hall on Tuesday evening with post-argument analysis following the morning's oral arguments at the Supreme Court around Title VII and LGBTQ employment protections. Register here.