SCOTUS Action - Development
Nobody should be fired because they’re under the LGBTQIA* umbrella. Right?
That’s what we think, and, until recently, being free from workplace discrimination due to gender identity and sexual orientation was considered a civil right in the United States under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
But on Tuesday, October 8th, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in three cases to determine whether this is still true. The Court will ultimately decide whether the definition of “sex” in Title VII includes sexual orientation and gender identity – despite numerous legal precedents supporting that it does.
Housing Works is responding to this threat to our rights by organizing a national action at the United States Supreme Court in DC on October 8th. We need your support to make it happen!
The action is to call attention to this attempt to legalize discrimination against our communities, particularly trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks; to shine a light on the importance of the courts in the defense of our civil rights; and to send a message that we will not stand idly by while our freedom to be free from stigma, bigotry and discrimination while we’re on the job is up for debate.