CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support
Advocates’ hopes of passing a capstone expansion of rights for queer Americans, the Equality Act, have run aground amid GOP concerns about religious freedom and broader attacks on transgender rights.washingtonpost.com
Justice Department Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Securing $342,500 for Two Female Firefighters and Changes to the Houston Fire Department's Training Practices
Title VII is a federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and religion. The department also announced the April 28, 2020 settlement of the Title VII claims brought in its lawsuit on behalf of Houston firefighter Paula Keyes. Once the resolution announced today involving Draycott’s claims is entered by the court, all Title VII claims brought by the United States in its lawsuit will be resolved. The full and fair enforcement of Title VII is a top priority of the Justice Department’s Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division. More information about Title VII and other federal employment laws is available on the Civil Rights Division’s website at www.justice.gov/crt and https://www.justice.gov/crt/employment-litigation-section.justice.gov
Supreme Court rules LGBT workers are protected under Civil Rights Act
DETROIT The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that LGBT workers are protected from job discrimination and being fired for sexual orientation under the Civil Rights Act. The victory is bittersweet for the ACLU, as Aimee Stephens, the transgender woman at the center of the ruling, died last month. She sued, saying the Civil Rights Act prevents employment discrimination based on sex. Seven years later, the Supreme Court agreed, in a 6-3 decision. John Borsch, the attorney who represented the funeral home before the Supreme Court last year, disagrees.
Supreme Court clashes over meaning of 'sex' in LGBT discrimination cases
Demonstrators in favor of LGBT rights rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, October 8, 2019, as the Court holds oral arguments in three cases dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesThe justices of the Supreme Court clashed over the meaning of "sex" in heated oral arguments on Tuesday for a blockbuster set of cases concerning the rights of LGBT workers. Read more: LGBT workers head to Supreme Court for blockbuster discrimination cases: 'I'll be that person to stand up' Several of the court's conservatives argued that expanding Title 7 to include discrimination against LGBT workers would be better handled by Congress. "That's precisely why when Congress wants to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, it doesn't define sex as including sexual orientation. But he expressed reservations about other elements of the case, warning of "massive social upheaval" should the Supreme Court rule for Cole's client.cnbc.com
On this day in 1963: 'I have a dream...'
As a crowd of nearly 250,000 people gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these historic words: "I have a dream." (CNN) - As a crowd of nearly 250,000 people gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these historic words: "I have a dream." Even now, half a century later, King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington continue to resonate, and the speech continues to represent a significant moment in history.
Daniel Dae Kim: How we get to a post-racial society
Daniel Dae Kim: How we get to a post-racial society Actor Daniel Dae Kim, star of "Hawaii Five-0" and "Lost," offers a Skype testimonial about the status of racial equality in the United States, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.cbsnews.com
Freedom Rider Lewis Zuchman on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
Freedom Rider Lewis Zuchman on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act In the early 1960s, Lewis Zuchman was a teenager from New York City who headed to Mississippi to became a Freedom Rider. Zuchman sits down with Marlie Hall and discusses the fight for civil rights and how President Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act was a turning point for the nation.cbsnews.com
7/1: Belgium knocks USA out of World Cup; LBJ aide remembers fight for Civil Rights Act
7/1: Belgium knocks USA out of World Cup; LBJ aide remembers fight for Civil Rights Act Although the USA team made a valiant effort to stay alive, they were knocked out of World Cup contention with a 2-1 loss against Belgium; and, fifty years ago, Clifford Alexander, an aide in Lyndon B. Johnson's White House, was a witness to history - history he helped bring about.cbsnews.com
Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
Reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Nikole Hannah-Jones, Michael Eric Dyson, Evan Wolfson, and Tavis Smiley discuss the legacy of the Civil Rights Act and the work that remains to be done on behalf of equality.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, April 13
Open: This is Face the Nation, April 13 The latest on the crisis in Ukraine and Obamacare, and a reflection on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, wit Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.cbsnews.com
April 13: McCain, Blackburn, Cummings
April 13: McCain, Blackburn, Cummings The latest on the crisis in Ukraine and Obamacare, and a reflection on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, wit Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.cbsnews.com