After decades of failed attempts to pass LGBT job protections through Congress, change could be coming instead through the historic civil rights law. A new memorandum from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission obtained by BuzzFeed News lays out the case.
With federal workplace legislation stalled, most LGBT advocates appear ready to embrace a 2012 ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that protects trans workers. Except one: the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Hobby Lobby, 2015, and President Obama.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to announce the coming floor consideration of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday, his office says.
“[W]hat good are benefits for your same-sex spouse if you risk being fired for disclosing your sexual orientation in order to access them?”
An executive order banning contractors from discriminating against LGBT people could be seen as “one party sort of taking action prematurely before the Senate has had a chance to vote,” the head of a new campaign to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act says. A break from other LGBT advocates’ public comments.
As a new secretary takes over the helm at the Labor Department, LGBT advocates raise questions about inaction on transgender workers’ protections — and the White House’s role in that inaction.
In cases against both government and private employers, transgender workers — with the federal government’s backing — are successfully using the Civil Rights Act’s sex discrimination protections to fight anti-transgender discrimination.
“We’re prepared to take this case all the way to trial in Illinois state court to hold Exxon accountable for breaking the law,” Freedom to Work president Tico Almeida says.
After a woman heckled Michelle Obama about LGBT job discrimination Tuesday, advocates hope to keep pushing the issue. Here’s what you need to know about the overlapping efforts that aim to bar anti-LGBT job bias.
Advocates — and the bill’s lead sponsor — had hoped the chairman would consider the bill, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, in his committee in May or June. It won’t happen until “probably after the Fourth of July break,” Iowa’s Tom Harkin says.
White House press secretary reiterates a focus on Congress for action, even as advocates look to the White House for more leadership.
Although marriage equality advocates have found recent success, anti-LGBT job bias measures have been stalled in Congress and at the White House.