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#OurDayInCourt - What You Need to Know!

#OurDayInCourt

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.

By Michael J. Crumpler

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

Michael J. Crumpler

Rev. Michael J. Crumpler joined the UUA in early 2017. Shortly thereafter, he was ordained to Reverend in the United Church of Christ....

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