Prevent LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace

Prevent LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace

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George Smith started this petition to Human Rights Campaign and

I am a 16 year old girl and a proud memever of the LGBTQ community, who was horrified to discover that on the 8th of October 2019, the Supreme Court of the US will hear three different court cases involving acts of anti-LGBTQ discrimination; and subsequently decide whether such discrimination should be permitted under federal law.

In current law, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act “prohibits employment discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, and national origin”. However, the Trump administration is currently trying to define sex as ‘assigned at birth’, and unchangeable. It is also being debated whether the Civil Rights Act extends to discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

The three cases being discussed on the 8th of October include Zarada v. Altitude Express (concerning a skydiving instructor who was fired for being gay), Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, (which discusses a funeral home worker who was fired for being transgender), and finally: Bostock v. Clayton County, which concerns a civil worker who experienced homophobic discrimination whilst working in the city government.

This Supreme Court ruling would provide legality for LGBTQ workers to be fired based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Sign and share this petition so national media such as the BBC will be encouraged to provide coverage about this ruling.

LGBTQ news is rarely covered on a wide scale, and it’s time for that to change. If this continues, members of the LGBTQ community in the US will risk losing their jobs and livelihoods: without warning or negotiation.

We shouldn’t have to be fighting for this.

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