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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

LGBTQ advocates make their case to SCOTUS

Posted By on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 11:29 AM

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On July 2, more than 200 corporations signed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should be considered sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects against employment discrimination. Among these corporations: national and international powerhouses such as Amazon, Google, The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, Apple and Deutsche Bank.

Another brief was recently filed on behalf of the LGBTQ community in these cases, this one from 18 national and Colorado-based signatories such as One Colorado, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization.

In three months, the Court is expected to hear arguments in three cases, each of which concerns an LGBTQ person who was allegedly terminated from employment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. At this time, we can only speculate as to whether or not these briefs may sway the Court’s opinion. 

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