The decision released on Thursday is a historic first step in outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation nationwide.
There I sat when the game was called, making a sound like a barking seal as I sobbed. I knew at that moment we had reached a tipping point in the fight for gender equity and against LGBTQ discrimination, one that in my 30-plus years as a feminist and as an athlete I hadn’t been sure I would ever see.
A new discrimination charge filed with the EEOC claims the retailer has a pattern and practice of discriminating against pregnant employees.
According to Jennifer Maudlin’s complaint, she was fired under an unwritten company policy prohibiting employees from engaging in non-marital sex.
Wyoming lawmakers in the state senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination employment laws, although religious companies and organizations will still be legally allowed to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed an executive order Tuesday that rescinded discrimination protections for state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In its recent ruling, the high court did leave in place significant hurdles for employees making claims they were forced off the job.
A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.
The lawsuits are the first to enforce transgender workers’ rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
From the start of this week’s oral arguments, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg drilled former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who was arguing on behalf of the for-profit craft store Hobby Lobby. That’s because they know that if Hobby Lobby wins, women lose.