California Law Requires Diversity on Boards of Public Corporations

Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed a new law that requires all publicly held companies headquartered in California to include board members from underrepresented communities. The new law - AB 979 - ensures representation by underrepresented communities in the corporate sector. Underrepresented communities include Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native

DOJ Yet to Enforce Supreme Court Ruling Extending Civil Rights Protections to LGTBQ Individuals

June the 15th was a life-changing day for Chris Sanders. The United States Supreme Court declared that the 1964 Civil Rights Act's Title 7 protected LGBTQ people against workplace discrimination. While this was the final word for most individuals, it may prove to be a hollow victory for the LGBTQ community encountering workplace hostility. The

Criminal penalties for committing a hate crime against someone that is LGBTQ

Despite advances in equality, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans (LGBT) still face discrimination and harassment every day. Sadly, some LGBT individuals are physically attacked, assaulted, and abused because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This can only be defined as one thing - a hate crime. A hate crime is

New Tennessee Bill Allows Adoption Agencies to Deny Gay Couples

In January 2020, the Governor of Tennessee Bill Lee signed a controversial bill that allows some adoption agencies to deny gay couples the right the adopt. While there were several opponents and criticisms of the bill, it became effective immediately. This permitted adoption agencies to begin discriminating against potential adoptive parents simply because they were

Understanding What the Fairness for All Act Could Mean for LGBT Workers Across the United States

The Fairness for All Act and the Equality Act are two bills that were recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both seek to add sexual orientation and gender identity to current civil rights laws. However, the similarities between the two bills stop there. The Fairness for All Act seeks to also add several