LGBT Police Officers Experience Harassment, Discrimination In the Line of Duty

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

Proposed Law Could Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBT Contractors

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

Texas Judge Says LGBT Workers Covered by Anti-Discrimination Laws

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]