On Monday, June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court of the United States extended protections to millions of LGBTQ+ workers. The 6-3 opinion was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch. "Ours is a society of written laws. Judges are not free to overlook plain statutory commands on the strength of nothing more than suppositions about intentions or guesswork about expectations," wrote Gorsuch, one of the court's conservative justices.
Leadership for Educational Equity members and staff – from classroom teachers to community organizers, policy and advocacy professionals, and elected officials – weighed in on social media.
Some rare bright news these days and too long in coming. https://t.co/08VjKcaaSw
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 15, 2020
Don’t fire me because I’m Black. Don’t fire me because I’m gay. Thank you for doing the bare minimum. Next order of business...
— Everton Blair, Jr. (@evertonblairjr) June 15, 2020
In 1978, while battling the Briggs Initiative (Prop 6 to ban gay and lesbian teachers in CA schools), one of the...
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) June 15, 2020
At my 1st interview to teach 7th grade, my soon-to-be principal looked at my resume. It listed leadership roles in different college groups, including LGBTQ orgs. He said, “We don’t talk about sexuality at school.” I said I understood; I knew I could be fired for being gay. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/cijJVcKIDg
— Godfrey Santos Plata (@GodfreyPlata) June 15, 2020
It’s working. Let’s not get complacent! Keep fighting (and wearing those masks)!!!!!!
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