The first hearing for Trump’s Supreme Court pick has been scheduled for September 4th. The National Equality Action Team (NEAT) is organizing phone banks to make sure key Senators hear from voters who question Brett Kavanaugh's pattern of ruling against the values of the majority of Americans.
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: A ruling on whether denying someone a job on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act will be made in the future.
- 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.
If you are interested in making phone calls from your own home, or overseeing a phone bank, sign up here. Once you do, NEAT will provide the training and resources you need to be successful. Thank you.