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Three Cases Could Take Your Rights​. On October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether to take away existing employment protections for LGBTQ+ Americans.

#OurDayInCourt - What You Need to Know
#OurDayInCourt - What You Need to Know!

On Tuesday, October 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether to take away existing employment protections for LGBTQ+ Americans in the following cases: 

The court has the opportunity to uphold current employment protections for LGBTQ+ people, as well as expand those protections to states where they don't currently exist.

JOIN US to send a loud and clear message: All LGBTQ+ people should be able to make a living, and support themselves without fear of discrimination at work!

What's at Stake?

1. Existing protections are on the line!

2. Anti-LGBTQ discrimination is a human issue!

3. We need the Equality Act now!

  • A win on October 8 would only cover EMPLOYMENT, but the Equality Act will extend protections in all aspects of life.

    • Schools

    • Jury Duty

    • Public Spaces

    • Housing

    • Employment

    • And More

What's Not Helpful?

  • Don't say we have no protections.

  • Don't suggest explicit protections are better than existing protections.

    • We don't want special rights, but equal protection under the law.

  • Don't suggest a ruling would create drastic change.

    • A win would relate only to employment protections.

    • A loss would reinforce the urgent need for the Equality Act.

How Can You Be Helpful?

For More Information

  • Register for Virtual Town Halls—Join our expert panels for case info, analysis, outcomes, hear what happened in court and what's next.

    • (Pre) October 2 at 8 p.m. ET

    • (Post) October 8 at 8 p.m. ET

  • Please follow @UUA_lgbtq on Twitter for the latest on Tuesday, October 8th.

We need YOU to show up in YOUR community for #OurDayInCourt!

About the Author

  • Rev. Michael J. Crumpler began as LGBTQ and Intercultural Programs Manager at the UUA in early 2017. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained to Reverend in the United Church of Christ. Michael lives in Harlem and is very active in social justice ministry at the historic Judson Memorial Church of New...

For more information contact lgbtq@uua.org.

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