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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Employment

Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management

STATUS: Filed amicus brief

Mark Horton was offered a job as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC, only to have the offer withdrawn after the company learned he had a same-sex partner. A U.S. district court in Missouri dismissed his discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on…

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Employment

Case: Broussard v. Tower Loan

STATUS: Victory, Louisiana

On April 13, 2015, NCLR, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Altshuler Berzon LLP, and Delaney, Robb & Ruvin  filed a lawsuit against Tower Loan for firing an employee because he is transgender. Tristan Broussard was hired as a Manager Trainee in Tower Loan’s Lake Charles Branch. During his first week on the job, he was…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Employment

Legislation: California Senate Bill 703

California

On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender people who work for companies doing business with state agencies. Senate Bill 703, authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, prohibits state agencies from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with a contractor who discriminates in…

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Employment

Policy: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rule Impacting Rural Americans

Federal

NCLR is committed to working closely with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure that its services are fully accessible to the LGBT people and families that live and work in rural America. Because of misconceptions about LGBT people in rural communities, too often, the needs and vulnerabilities of this community are overlooked. NCLR has…

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Press Releases

Employment

March 15, 2018

NCLR, GLAD Tell 8th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Employment

February 26, 2018

2nd Circuit Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited Under Title VII

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