Title VII Supreme Court Oral Arguments Press Conference (10.7)

Can you believe that in 2019, it’s up for debate whether an employer can legally fire an employee based on their gender identity or sexual orientation? That if an employee comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and the employer does not want LGBTQ people working for them, they can be terminated and lose their job? This is a very real scenario for millions of LGBTQ Americans all across the country, putting them in positions where they are unable to provide for themselves and their families.

If an employee is fired based on who they love or how they identify, it’s currently unclear whether or not they have any legal protections at the federal level. The Supreme Court will hear three cases on October 8th, 2019 to determine whether or not LGBTQ people are included under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which protects against discrimination employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. A decision is expected before June of 2020.

Join us on the West Steps of the State Capitol on Monday, October 7th at 1:00 PM to show your support for LGBTQ workers.

Confirmed speakers include:
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser
Conservative leader and attorney, Mario Nicolais
Owner of Stokes Poke, Alejandro Flores-Munoz
One Colorado Executive Director, Daniel Ramos

Can’t join us in person? Help us share this petition telling the Supreme Court that it’s not okay to fire someone simply because of who they love of how they identify.

PETITION: https://onecolorado.salsalabs.org/titlevii