I took some time to analyze the numbers behind the June 15th Supreme Court Ruling regarding employment non discrimination protection for LGBTQ Americans.
When marriage equality was won 5 years ago there were 37 states recognizing marriage equality, then June 26, 2015 all 50 states were forced to offer marriage equality. On June 14, 2020 there were only 21 states offering workplace protections for the LGBTQ community, then on June 15, 2020 that became law of the land for the whole country.
These numbers are relevant to showcasing the impact of this decision compared to marriage equality being 32% greater!
We have many more fights left in the goal of full scale equality including housing, credit, education, public spaces/services, federally funded programs, adoption, and jury service are not covered. The Equality Act is necessary and I’m proud to work with an organization that supports it’s passage.
Every voice can make an impact! Talk and educate someone in your organization everyday. So many people think the LGBTQ community can’t be discriminated against. Discrimination can live in so many different ways and places but education and inclusion are just some of the ways to overcome.
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