Title VII Victory: What it means for LGBTQ+ people and employment protections
On October 8th, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three cases centered around LGBTQ+ employment discrimination.
On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that 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 landmark victory in the ongoing battle for LGBTQ+ equality. Learn more about the Court's decision here.
Despite this victory, there are still critical gaps in our federal non‐discrimination laws. It is still legal for federally funded entities such as adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people. It is also legal for stores, restaurants, and hotels to discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community in certain situations.
That's why CenterLink - along with over 150 LGBTQ+ community centers across the country - calls on Congress to pass full federal non‐discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people and to continue working toward true equality for ALL people. Read more about our work around the Equality Act here.
Hear from one of the plaintiffs in the Title VII case