Protections for LGBTQ workers and marriage equality are now the law, but we still have a long way to go to firmly establish equal rights in all contexts. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people still face discrimination — and without clear legal remedies in many contexts.

What’s at Stake Today

Discrimination on the basis of sex – including sexual orientation or gender identity – has no place in our nation.

And the Senate must act to make explicit federal protections for LGBTQ folks in employment, housing and education the land of the land through passing the Equality Act.

What Is NWLC Doing?  

NWLC is leading efforts on behalf of the women’s rights communities to ensure that the Supreme Court continues to follow decades of precedent regarding sex discrimination law —namely, that discrimination based on sex stereotyping is sex discrimination and these protections must include LGBTQ workers.

When the fight for marriage equality was making its way through the courts, we were there, arguing that just as the Constitution prohibits sex discrimination, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We also work to ensure that no student faces harassment on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or departure from gender stereotypes.