ALEXANDRIA, Va. — On Monday, Lambda Legal and the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) asked a federal district court to bar the Trump Administration and the Pentagon from discriminating against people living with HIV.
People gather near the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on LGBTQ workers’ rights. John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Even before the Supreme Court’s June 15 decision, many Americans already – and incorrectly – believed that federal law protected lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. The road to the ruling confirming that belief involved years of advocacy and many losses – and while this decision is a landmark in that effort, more legal work remains to be done to determine the full scope of LGBTQ workers’ rights. Concerns about sex discrimination
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a historic law that banned U.S. employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their race, color, religion, national origin and sex. During the bill’s debate, members of the House and Senate had lengthy discussions about discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion and national origin – but the “sex” category sparked little serious debate.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ workers are protected by civil rights laws in a decision announced on Monday.
The case was one of two major LGBTQ issues up before the high court this term.
The Associated Press reported that court decided in a 6-3 vote hat a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBTQ workers.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has finalized the process started last year and removed LGBTQ health protections, National Public Radio reported Friday evening.
“HHS respects the dignity of every human being, and as we have shown in our response to the pandemic, we vigorously protect and enforce the civil rights of all to the fullest extent permitted by our laws as passed by Congress,” said Roger Severino, who directs the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services, in written statement announcing that the HHS rule had become final. The rule is set to go into effect by mid-August.
The administration has been working toward this since last year.