A Landmark Supreme Court Decision Affirms LGBTQ Rights
June 15, 2020
It’s been over 50 years since Black and Brown trans women led the revolutionary Stonewall Riots, fighting back against police brutality and discrimination and launching a movement for equality. Today, we celebrate another incredible landmark in the fight for LGBTQ rights. In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed that it is illegal for employers to fire or otherwise discriminate against someone simply because they are LGBTQ. This will go a long way towards affirming legal protections in education, housing, credit, and health care — areas where too many LGBTQ people, particularly Black and Brown LGBTQ people, still face discrimination.
Chase Strangio, the Deputy Director for Trans Justice for the ACLU’s LBGT and HIV Project, joins the podcast to help breakdown this historic decision.
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