EEOC Files 1st Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases ABC News • March 1, 2016 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says for the first time it has sued challenging sexual orientation discrimination, alleging two companies’ employees were harassed because they’re gay. Read more here.
MA Court Rules against Catholic High School that Rescinded Job Offer to Married Gay Man Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders • December 17, 2015 In a first-of-its-kind decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge has ruled that Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls’ high school, discriminated against Matthew Barrett on the basis of sexual orientation and sex when it rescinded its offer of the job of food services manager to him because he
REPORT: High Rate of Employment Discrimination Against Transgender Job Applicants DC Office of Human Rights • November 18, 2015 The DC Office of Human Rights released a groundbreaking report that shows high rates of discrimination against the transgender community during the job application phase. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first government-run resume testing project in the nation to study discrimination ag
VIDEO: Georgia Equality Launches Video Series Documenting LGBT Discrimination Georgia Equality • September 11, 2015 Georgia Equality launced a new video series that features the real stories of Georgians whose lives have been turned upside down because of discrimination they faced in the workplace, simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The series of videos, All Things Being Equal, featur
Clerk Rejects Proposal to Let Deputies Issue Marriage Licenses New York Times • September 3, 2015 ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk rejected a proposal that would have allowed her deputies to grant same-sex marriage licenses, hours after she was sent to jail by a federal judge for disobeying a court order. Through her lawyer, the clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, said she would not agr
Tennessee Man Claims He Was Fired Because He is Gay, Files EEOC Complaint WKRN • August 28, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A gay worker said he was fired after he gave another worker, who bad mouth gays, his walking papers. That gay worker has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and claimed he was wrongfully terminated because of his sexual orientation. R
Gay Couple Denied Marriage License in Kentucky Kentucky.com • August 13, 2015 A same-sex couple was turned away from the Rowan County courthouse Thursday as County Clerk Kim Davis formally asked a judge to delay his order requiring her to resume issuing marriage licenses. David Moore and David Ermold, of Rowan County, were refused a marriage license by Deputy County Clerk Nat
REPORT: Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Florida The Williams Institute • March 11, 2015 About 328,000 LGBT workers in Florida are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections, according to a new report co-authored by Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel, and Brad Sears, Executive Director, at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. The report fi
Gay Discrimination Still a Problem for Many Florida Workers, Report Says Orlando Sentinel • March 11, 2015 About 328,000 employees in Florida are vulnerable to discrimination because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered, according to a new report. That’s how many LGBT employees are living in Florida counties with no laws addressing discrimination against them, the UCLA Williams Institute re
INFOGRAPHIC: Legally Married and Legally Fired Center for American Progress • March 11, 2015 We love infographics. Our friends at CAP have produced a great one. Despite marriage equality sweeping the country, we still need LGBT nondiscrimination protections.