The court announced on April 22 it would take up a trio of cases that will test the scope of sex discrimination protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
A ruling by the justices could also have implications outside of the workplace. Title VII case law often is cited as precedent in other civil rights contexts. A bad ruling could damage years of LGBTQ gains, including marriage.
Our special guest, Chris Stoll explains it all to us.
Chris Stoll is a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. He has over two decades of experience litigating cases to protect the rights of LGBT people. He represented LGBT couples in marriage equality cases around the country, including the 2015 Supreme Court case that established the freedom to marry nationally, and currently represents the plaintiffs in cases challenging the Trump Administration’s ban on military service for transgender people. He also has been involved in many cases seeking to establish legal protections for LGBT workers, students, and tenants under federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
Featuring co-host Brody Levesque.