The U.S. Supreme Court is considering three cases that will decide if LGBTQ working people are protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition on sex discrimination in the workplace. For many LGBTQ Americans, a union card is their only form of employment protection. The Court appears to be divided on these critically important cases.
In Oregon, we are proud to have led a diverse coalition of allies to pass the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act, which gives workers better tools to fight workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, including protections for LGBTQ workers.
Hundreds of activists rallied outside the Supreme Court as arguments began yesterday so that every working person can have equal protection under the law. You can make your voice heard by calling your members of Congress and telling them to support the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and other areas. Click here to find contact information for your member of Congress.