Several controversial New York-based LGBTQ organizations plan to travel to the Supreme Court, Washington DC for “a national action with a civil disobedience component.”
Housing Works, the protest’s organizer, released a statement which reads that the action’s purpose is to draw attention to the attempt made towards legalizing discrimination against non-binary, Trans, and gender non-conforming communities.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three oral arguments on cases involving discrimination against employees from LGBTQ community.
Chase Strangio, a nationally recognized expert on transgender rights and a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project claimed the cases to be the highest-profile issues of SCOTUS and one of the biggest days in the legal history of LGBTQ.
The conservative leaning bench shall decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids gender discrimination based on sex, shall also include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
It is possible for the Supreme Court justices to eventually decide that firing a person for being LGBTQ was legal.
Housing Work, the day-long protest’s organizers are a New York City-based nonprofit that is known to fight for homelessness and HIV/AIDS which has caused so much damage to the gay community.
The organization is sponsoring multiple buses to coordinate the overall national mobilization and to transport other activist groups, including the New York Transgender Advocacy Group, Reclaim Pride Coalition, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and VOCAL-NY.