Then & Now

"On The Basis of Sex:" A Conversation about the Supreme Court and LGBTQ Rights with ACLU Legal Director David Cole

July 27, 2020 UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy Episode 18
Then & Now
"On The Basis of Sex:" A Conversation about the Supreme Court and LGBTQ Rights with ACLU Legal Director David Cole
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Then & Now
"On The Basis of Sex:" A Conversation about the Supreme Court and LGBTQ Rights with ACLU Legal Director David Cole
Jul 27, 2020 Episode 18
UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

On June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects Gay and Transgender individuals from workplace discrimination. ACLU National Legal Director David Cole, who spearheaded the victorious lawsuit, joins Then & Now to discuss this surprise ruling, how the ACLU and its allies framed the argument, what the decision's legal implications are for today, and how the Supreme Court’s approach to discrimination has evolved over time.

Show Notes

On June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects Gay and Transgender individuals from workplace discrimination. ACLU National Legal Director David Cole, who spearheaded the victorious lawsuit, joins Then & Now to discuss this surprise ruling, how the ACLU and its allies framed the argument, what the decision's legal implications are for today, and how the Supreme Court’s approach to discrimination has evolved over time.