All Items: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

  • Michigan Expands LGBTQ+ Rights

    March 22, 2023

    Michigan employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression under a new law signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

  • Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill Heads to Biden's Desk

    December 8, 2022

    The measure will provide federal protection for same-sex and interracial marriages. It also will formally repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which had denied same-sex couples federal benefits.

  • Landmark LGBT Supreme Court Win Leads to $825,000 Settlement

    November 8, 2022

    The fired Georgia employee who won a groundbreaking Supreme Court victory in 2020 for gay rights in the workplace has settled his discrimination case.

  • Activision Employees Stage Walkout for LGBTQ, Reproductive Rights Protection

    July 27, 2022

    Possibly foretelling a trend in protected labor protests following the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Activision Blizzard workers walked off the job recently to pressure the game design company to end gender inequity.

  • Federal Court Blocks LGBTQ Guidance in 20 States

    July 26, 2022

    Following the decision of a federal district judge, the Biden administration's directives surrounding workplace treatment of LGBTQ employees are barred from enforcement in 20 states.

  • Same-Sex Marriage Rights Buoyed by House Bill

    July 20, 2022

    Same-sex marriage protections would be guaranteed nationwide with additional legal safeguards under a bill the House of Representatives passed with bipartisan support.

  • EEOC Marks Pride Month, Bostock Anniversary

    June 17, 2022

    EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows released a statement in honor of Pride Month and the second anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Bostock v. Clayton County highlighting the agency's ongoing work to combat employment discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.

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News: HR guidance on ensuring that workplace policies and practices do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.