- June 16, 2020
U.S. SUPREME COURT IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS: On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that sexual orientation and gender discrimination are prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. “This is a landmark victory for LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “No one should be denied a job or fired simply because of who they are or whom they love. For the past two decades, federal courts have determined that discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ status is unlawful discrimination under federal law. Today’s historic ruling by the Supreme Court affirms that view, but there is still work left to be done. In many aspects of the public square, LGBTQ people still lack non-discrimination protections, which is why it is crucial that Congress pass the Equality Act to address the significant gaps in federal civil rights laws and improve protections for everyone.” More from The Washington Post, Reuters, Vox, Daily Beast and HRC.
- Yesterday at 1PM ET, HRC held a press call to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling that LGBTQ workers are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Watch the press call here.
- On MSNBC, HRC President Alphonso David joined Ayman Mohyledin to respond to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision affirming employees cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Watch the video here.
MS. MAGAZINE SPOTLIGHTS SIX LGBTQ ACTIVISTS WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The list of LGBTQ activists includes HRC Youth Ambassador Molly Pinta, who was the youngest-ever grand marshal of the Chicago Pride Parade in 2019. More from Ms. Magazine.
TUESDAY TWEET -- RALLY FOR BLACK TRANS LIVES DRAWS ENORMOUS CROWDS: More from NBC.
A rally in support of Black trans lives amassed a crowd of thousands Sunday afternoon. https://t.co/p6qaF3sPod— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) June 14, 2020
THE ADVOCATE SHARES FIVE RULES FOR BUILDING A WELCOMING WORKPLACE FOR LGBTQ EMPLOYEES: More from The Advocate.
- Also check out HRC’s study A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide that uncovers the prevalence of LGBTQ workers feeling pressure to hide their LGBTQ identity on the job.
IN THE STATES
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FACES PRESSING DISCUSSION ON ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OVERSIGHT PANEL FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT: “Police oversight bodies can be influential if such bodies are truly independent… representative of the demographic makeup of our communities, and given the authority to meaningfully investigate complaints and enforce penalties for misconduct,” said HRC President Alphonso David to The Americano. More from The Americano.
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
U.S. EMBASSY IN SEOUL REMOVES BLACK LIVES MATTER BANNER AND PRIDE FLAG: More from CNN.
UK CITY BRIGHTON TO ENCOURAGE LGBTQ-INCLUSIVE SEX EDUCATION IN UPCOMNG YEAR: More from Pink News.
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