Success: LGBT Community Protected From Workplace Discrimination

Target: Judge Diane Wood, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Goal: Support appeals court ruling that LGBT workers are protected from workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act.

In a major win for human rights, the Civil Rights Act prevents discrimination against LGBT workers, as ruled by a federal court of appeals. Discrimination against a person based on their sexual orientation was determined to fall under the umbrella of sex discrimination, and is therefore illegal if it affects that person’s employment in any of the ways specified under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The case that brought about this decision was brought to the court by Kimberly Hively, who was allegedly denied employment on the basis of her sexual orientation by Ivy Tech Community College. Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation has been a serious concern, especially as many feared the passing of legislation that would allow it, so following petitions like this one, this ruling sends a clear message to employers that discrimination is unacceptable. Sign below to support this victory for human rights.


Dear Judge Wood,

Thank you for the decision to protect the rights of LGBT workers, who deserve the same access to jobs and safe workplace environments as everyone else.

Discrimination based on sexual orientation must be prevented, and the court’s ruling that it is legally prevented by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, is a huge step in the right direction for this country.


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