Human Rights Speaker Series: LGBT Employment Rights at the Supreme Court

A panel discussion of three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court which will decide whether Title VII protects LGBT people from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.

October 2, 2019

6:30PM – 9:00 PM
West Hollywood City Council
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

Although the legal rights of LGBT people have improved in the past couple of decades, discrimination against LGBT people remains widespread. On October 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases about whether the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in employment covers discrimination related to someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. These hugely important cases will determine the rights of all LGBT people in the United States to be free from harassment and discrimination at work, and will likely affect education, health care, housing, and other settings. Come discuss these cases with leading experts and learn about what can be done to ensure LGBT people’s equality and free expression.

Special Guest Panelists

Adam P. Romero, Director of Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy, and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law, at the Williams Institute

Jon Davidson, Chief Counsel, Freedom for All Americans

Mariana Marroquin, Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center Health Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center

West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman will be the moderator.


6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Opening Remarks
7:10pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm Q&A

Admission is free. Validated parking will be available at the adjacent 5-story West Hollywood Park structure, limited to availability. Light refreshments will be provided at the reception.

RSVPs are available on a first-come first-served basis. We strive to correctly estimate attendance and we endeavor to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending. Please note that, even with RSVP, seating is not guaranteed. If the venue reaches capacity, we may be unable to admit guests once it is full. Thank you for your understanding.

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