In June 2020, in a major victory, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affirming critical employment protections for LGBTQ Americans!
The ruling will directly improve the lives of the 11.5 million gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans, and the 1.5 million transgender Americans, for whom workplace discrimination is a daily threat. And it is urgent relief for LGBTQ people living in the 29 states without comprehensive nondiscrimination protections.Read the Ruling
It’s a major step forward – and yet, even with the decision on the books, there are still shocking gaps in our nation’s nondiscrimination laws. In 29 states, stores, restaurants and hotels can still deny LGBTQ people service, adoption agencies can still refuse to help LGBTQ couples, and transgender people can still essentially be banished from public life. Under federal law, just about anyone can be turned away from a wide range of public places, institutions and services.
We still have to do more to protect all LGBTQ Americans by passing nondiscrimination protections nationwide, including at the federal level with the Equality Act.