Equality Texas Family,
We hope you’re doing well, and we’re keeping you and your families in our thoughts.
In the next few months, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will announce a decision on a set of landmark cases for LGBTQ Americans. The court heard oral arguments last October, and like many of us, the Court is working from home, meaning that a decision could come down any day.
With this decision, the Court has a chance to affirm employment nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community under Title VII of current civil rights law. For those of us living in Texas without any statewide nondiscrimination protections, this decision is especially crucial. If the Court rules against us, it will roll back some of the few existing protections for LGBTQ folks at the federal level.
Regardless of how the court rules, we must ask legislators to pass statewide and federal nondiscrimination protections that ensure that no one should have to worry about being fired from a job, evicted from an apartment, or turned away at the corner store because of who you are or whom you love.
Here at Equality Texas, we’re prepping for this decision and invite you to join us for this historic moment for our community.
In this moment of national crisis, we hope to see a decision from that Court that brings our community, and our nation, closer together. But no matter how the court decides, a statewide and federal nondiscrimination law will ensure we’re protected no matter what. Equality Texas will keep working towards the full and lived equality of every LGBTQ Texan, and we can’t do it without you.