Any nominee for the Supreme Court should have a demonstrated commitment to giving a fair hearing to the arguments of all Americans who come before them. These are some of the issues affecting the LGBTQ community that will most likely be heard by the US. Supreme Court in the near future:
- Marriage and families: SCOTUS could decide whether adoption agencies and other businesses can legally discriminate against LGBTQ couples.
- Reproductive rights: The Supreme Court might overturn Roe v. Wade — and all the reproductive and privacy rights that come with it.
- Employment: SCOTUS will likely rule on whether denying someone a job on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
- Housing: This court may hand down a ruling on whether the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition on sex discrimination in the sale or rental of a home includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Today President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It is crucial that we remain united and urge our Senators to hold Judge Kavanaugh accountable on issues that will impact the LGBTQ community. Click here to email your Senators.