Content Filed Under: Employment

No one should have to face being harassed at a job, denied a job, or let go from a job simply because of who they are or who they love. However, we know this is the case for many LGBTQ people across the country. In these articles, we explore the effects of non-discrimination in employment law, and make the case for why it is essential.

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The Last Five Years: Marriage Equality, Other Milestones, and The Ones We Have Yet to Pass

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2020, 10:06 am Five years ago today, marriage equality became the law of the land when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges—a watershed moment in American history. Read our reflection on this anniversary—and the work still to be done to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Don and Bill: Love, Laughs, and Legacy

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2020, 10:07 am Bill Moore, now happily married to his loving husband Clint, reflects on the life of his friend and former partner Don Zarda, and how his legacy is helping make the case that LGBTQ Americans should be protected from discrimination.
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Renowned LGBTQ Equality Advocate Masen Davis to Deliver Remarks at Supreme Court Rally on Tuesday

October 7, 2019, 9:25 am On October 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases about LGBTQ employment discrimination that will determine whether federal law will continue to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
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According to the Economist, the case for LGBTQ protections is “well-grounded”

The Economist • August 12, 2019, 1:45 pm "Does Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination protect gay and lesbian people from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation? Does it safeguard transgender workers from similar bias? The answer turns on whether Title VII protects gay and transgender employees from discrimination."
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2,000+ Signers File Nearly 50 Briefs to U.S. Supreme Court in Support of LGBTQ Protections

July 3, 2019, 1:07 pm Today more than 2,000 organizations and individuals are filing 49 friend-of-the-court briefs in three LGBTQ nondiscrimination cases arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits LGBTQ discrimination. 
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More than 200 Major Businesses File Landmark Amicus Brief in Support of LGBTQ Workers

July 2, 2019, 11:04 am Today, 206 major corporations signed a friend-of-the-court brief that will be filed with the Supreme Court in a trio of cases that may determine whether LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under existing federal laws.
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Making Your Mark and Making a Living: The Need for LGBTQ Employment Protections

By Shane Stahl • June 17, 2019, 9:51 am Learn more about why LGBTQ Americans need explicit employment nondiscrimination protections to allow them to earn a living and provide for themselves.

Transgender Ohioan: “I Decided to Live My Truth. Because of That, I Lost My Job.”

April 26, 2019, 2:33 pm Emerson Thoenen, a transgender man living in Ohio, explains the stressful experience of losing his job simply because of who he is, and why nondiscrimination protections are needed in the Buckeye State.
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LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bills Killed by Virginia House Leadership

January 31, 2019, 4:28 pm For the second year in a row, Virginia’s Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox killed two bipartisan pieces of legislation that would have protected LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing (HB 2677) and public employment (HB 2067).
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Virginia Senate Passes LGBTQ Protections with Bipartisan Support

January 18, 2019, 11:41 am For the fourth consecutive year, two bipartisan bills to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination passed the Virginia Senate.
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Republican Governor Mike DeWine Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 14, 2019, 11:21 am On his first day in office, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment.
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Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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Ruling: Transgender Man’s Discrimination Case Will Proceed in Colorado

By Shane Stahl • September 6, 2018, 11:09 am After a successful interview, Egan Joseph Woodward was offered a job at A&E Tire Company in Denver, CO, and he disclosed that he is a transgender man, to which the manager said, “that’s all I need,” abruptly hung up the phone, and subsequently hired someone else for the position.
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Examining the State of the LGBTQ Worker on Labor Day

By Shane Stahl • September 3, 2018, 10:07 am This Labor Day, we examine the state of the LGBTQ worker, as well as the challenges and successes they face in the workplace.