Tell the U.S. Supreme Court to Stand with LGBTQ Workers
Add your name to tell the U.S. Supreme Court to stand with LGBTQ workers and families
by GLAAD | 1.28.20
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether businesses should be allowed to fire LGBTQ people simply because of who they are. Add your name now to urge the Supreme Court to stand up for equal protection for the people you love.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CASES AND WHAT’S AT STAKE:
On October 8, 2019, The United States Supreme Court heard consolidated cases pertaining to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its application to LGBTQ workers and their nondiscrimination rights at the workplace. We now await what will surely be a landmark decision, which could be handed down any day.
The outcome of these cases will determine whether hardworking, high-performing LGBTQ employees can be fired from their jobs, lose their health care, and lose the ability to take care of their families—just because of who they are. This is a watershed moment for LGBTQ people across America, no matter which way the court sides.
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia: After a decades-worth of experience and following numerous accolades as a welfare services coordinator for Clayton County, Gerald Bostock was suddenly terminated from his job for so-called “conduct unbecoming of its employees.” The problem? Bostock joined an extra-curricular gay softball league. Bostock’s work colleagues made disparaging remarks about his sexual orientation in front of his supervisor, which led to an internal audit of his work and ultimate termination.
Altitude Express v. Zarda: Don Zarda was an LGBTQ man who worked for a skydiving business on Long Island, New York. Zarda was immediately fired after he revealed he was LGBTQ during business hours – fitting a disturbing history of anti-LGBTQ encounters from the business. Zarda sued business because of clear anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Zarda has passed away, but the case is being managed by his sister and former partner.
R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC: Aimee Stephens worked at a funeral home in Detroit, Michigan. She was terminated after she came out as transgender to her supervisor. Two weeks later, Aimee’s role was terminated at the funeral home. Aimee took her case to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where the agency sued the company on behalf of her.
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