In case you missed it, the United States Supreme Court affirmed on Pride Month that an employer cannot fire a person because of their sexual orientation or gender identity!
The 6-3 decision in the Bostock v. Clay County case represents a landmark victory for all LGBTQ+ identified workers in the United States, and in particular for every worker who isn’t out of the closet in the workplace. In fact, a recent report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation found that nearly 50% LGBTQ+ Americans are in the closet at work because they fear discrimination.
Through this landmark the decision and the work of the labor movement — know that we will continue to fight for more inclusive workplaces. If you identify as LGBTQ+ or have a loved one that is, you have a home at SEIU Local 721.
The SEIU 721 Lavender LGBTQ+ Caucus works to improve the lives of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer union members, and increase the visibility of our community through education and outreach.
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