Just a bit of local reaction to a milestone, surprise win and a sing of changing times . . .
Kansas City Pushes Hard For More LGBT Satisfaction!!!
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, extending protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. "I think it really allows the queer community to just show up to work, bring their full selves," said Lance Pierce, founder of Outspoken, a group that works to help foster discussion around LGBTQ issues around Kansas City.
Kansas City Inclusion Victory Party Amid Tumultuous 2020
MISSION, KS (KCTV) - The lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community is celebrating a win in the fight for equal rights, but there are also some who believe this will cause chaos, not equality. It's a landmark decision for LGBTQ rights.
Local Campaign 2020 Supreme Political Reaction
LGBTQ Rights Advocates In Kansas And Missouri Want Landmark Gains To Extend Beyond Employment Protections
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it was illegal to fire an employee for being gay or transgender, LGBTQ activists in Missouri and Kansas were gratified to see these long-sought protections come at the national level, but say there's still work to be done.
Trump Strategy FAILED
Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court, delivered an opinion Monday that will change how more than 7 million LGBTQ individuals will live and work in the United States.
Equal Job Protection
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBTQ rights from a conservative court.The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBTQ workers.The historic ruling has a Kansas City tie.
Five years after the US Supreme Court declared a fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry, the justices produced another landmark for the gay rights movement by ruling that federal anti-bias law covers millions of gay, lesbian and transgender workers.
"Those who adopted the Civil Rights Act might not have anticipated their work would lead to this particular result. Likely, they weren't thinking about many of the Act's consequences that have become apparent over the years, including its prohibition against discrimination on the basis of motherhood or its ban on the sexual harassment of male employees," Gorsuch wrote.
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