WeHo and UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute will present a panel discussion on “LGBT Employment Rights and the Supreme Court” just days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears three cases related to whether the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in employment covers discrimination related to someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Trump administration has taken a position in opposition to inclusion of sexual orientation or gender identity.
If the administration wins, these hugely important cases will determine whether LGBT people in the United States have a right to redress in matters involving workplace harassment and discrimination. The matter impacts the right to legal protections in education, health care, housing, and many other matters public and private.
Featured panelists will include Adam P. Romero, Director of Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy, and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law, at the Williams Institute; Jon Davidson, Chief Counsel, Freedom for All Americans; and Mariana Marroquin, Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center Health Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center. The discussion will be moderated by City of West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman.
Community members are encouraged to attend to discuss these cases with leading experts and learn what they can do to help ensure LGBT people’s equality and free expression.
The event will be held from 6:30 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room (625 N. San Vicente Boulevard) and is free of charge.
The event is part of the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, a series that brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment.