The Supreme Court heard arguments on November 4, 2020, in a case that may change the trajectory of LGBT rights in the U.S. for years to come. The case is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, case No. 19-123. The case has been appealed to the Supreme Court by Petitioners Sharonell Fulton, Toni Lynn Simms-Busch, and
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
Traveling to a new country can be an exhilarating adventure. It can also be stressful when you have to make several travel plans and account for all safety concerns. Well-seasoned travelers know to always research where you are going to know the conditions of the country before you arrive. LGTBQ travelers face unique difficulties when
In 2017, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber filed an employment discrimination claim against his employer, the St. Louis County police force. Wildhaber was passed up for promotions time and time again, despite being qualified to advance in his career with the force. The reason? His superiors allegedly told him to “tone down your gayness.” Wildhaber’s case is
Earlier this month, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would allow employers to make employment decisions based on religion. The Department of Labor (DOL) justifies the rule with “religious freedom.” However, the rule would permit religious organizations that receive federal contracts to discriminate against LGBT employees. Labor Department Seeks to Clarify Law and
Here’s Why the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Colorado Baker Case May Not Be a Major Blow to LGBT Rights In 2012, a same-sex couple in Denver, Colorado visited a local baker and asked for a wedding cake. The baker and shop owner declined their request, citing his deeply-held Christian views. He offered to make
Imagine welcoming a newborn child into your life and then being denied medical care for the child, simply because you identify as LGBT. This is the reality for a same-sex couple in Michigan. Three years ago, Jami and Krista Contreras of Oak Park, MI experienced the happiest day of their lives when they became parents.
Courts Moving Toward Extending Discrimination Protections for Gender Identity The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is not typically known for its surprising or pro-LGBT decisions. However, a federal judge in Texas recently held that LGBT workers in the state are protected under federal anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the judge wrote that "transgender status and orientation [are]