More than 200 companies tell Supreme Court to apply job discrimination laws to sexual orientation, gender identity

 | 
07/02/2019

More than 200 companies urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to apply the nation’s job discrimination laws to sexual orientation and gender identity. In three major civil rights cases the justices will hear when they return to the bench in October, the companies – which together employ more than 7 million workers and have more than $5 trillion in revenue – said “the U.S. economy benefits from a diverse workforce.” The cases from New York, Michigan and Georgia involve workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender. A New York skydiving instructor, Donald Zarda, said he was fired because he was gay. He has died, but his sister and life partner continue to press the case. A Georgia county government employee, Gerald Bostock, alleged he was fired from his job as a child welfare services coordinator because he is gay. A Michigan transgender woman, Aimee Stephens, said she was fired from the funeral home where she worked for six years as Anthony Stephens because of her transition.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
The Tel Aviv City Council has approved a proposal by council member Reut Nagar to consider allocating part of the city’s affordable housing project …
Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
David Omarov, a native of Turkmenistan, says he was arrested and tortured there for being gay — a crime under the country’s repressive regime. …
Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
California has enacted a landmark law banning schools from outing LGBTQ+ students to their parents or guardians, becoming the first state to ban forced …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/17/2024
California has enacted a landmark law banning schools from outing LGBTQ+ students to their parents or guardians, becoming the first state to ban forced …
Added on: 07/16/2024
For centuries, two-spirit individuals have been subjected to violence and assimilation. Today, two-spirit activists across the United States are coming together to reclaim their …
Added on: 07/16/2024
As one of the first big name speakers on the first night of the Republican National Convention, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) delivered a …