LGBTQ+

Groundbreaking Cases in the Seventh Circuit May Have Far-Reaching Effects For LGBTQ Employees

For the second time in just two months, the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued a ground-breaking ruling that will have an enormous impact on countless gender discrimination cases involving LGBTQ people. In April, the Seventh Circuit overturned itself and broke ranks with its sister by holding that employment discrimination “because of sex,” which is…

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Executive Assistance for LGBT Employees Is Not Without Its Drawbacks

Last month, President Obama signed an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Order simply adds sexual orientation and gender identity to a list of characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, and national origin—already protected under an Executive Order signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and enforcement is to be handled…

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50 Years of LGBT Rights Under Title VII

“Gay people are the new barometer for social change.” ~ Bayard Rustin On June 20, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted Pride at 50: The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Almost 100 people from all walks of life attended the program.  It was truly an inspiring event to participate in. Malihe Kigasari, a leader of EEOC Pride, opened the…

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