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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:25 AM

If You're LGBTQ+ and Don't Know About October 8th, Pay Attention

Chase Strangio, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union known for representing Gavin Grimm and Chelsea Manning in court, tweeted something urgent over the weekend.

“If you don’t know what is happening on October 8th I urge you to find out,” Strangio posted on Sunday. “It will be one of the biggest days in LGBTQ legal history and we have a lot to do to prepare. Our fight is at SCOTUS. Our lives on the line. Don’t look away.”

In case you don’t know what he’s talking about, Strangio’s referring to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments on three separate court cases that involve anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace and whether such discrimination is prohibited under existing federal law, as The Washington Blade reported earlier this month.

Although about half of all LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. are protected from employment discrimination at the state level, no such protections exist at the federal level. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act expressly “prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin,” and “sex” in this clause has long been understood to cover sexual orientation and gender identity. But the Trump administration has sought to ignore this, pushing to more narrowly define sex as binary, assigned at birth, and totally immutable.

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Behind the Aegis Jul 2019 OP
secondwind Jul 2019 #1
Odoreida Aug 2019 #2
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:36 AM

1. This bastard just can't leave anything alone.


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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:13 AM

2. Heart in the right place, but new federal legislation is the correct answer.

There is no question what congress meant by "sex" in 1964.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 01:53 AM

3. "Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will

threaten your freedoms and beliefs." -June, 2016




I like how he mentioned our "beliefs."

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