On November 30, 2022, the National Women’s Law Center, along with our pro bono partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and 47 additional organizations committed to gender justice, filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Billard v. Charlotte Catholic High School. The case was brought by Lonnie Billard, a former drama, English, and substitute teacher at Charlotte Catholic High School who was fired after he posted about his wedding on Facebook. Our amicus brief in support of Mr. Billard explained to the court that Title VII’s limited exceptions for religious employers cannot be manipulated to allow employers to engage in wholesale discrimination based on sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity. We detailed the harms that would result if the school’s arguments were accepted, thereby severely limiting the protection of workplace civil rights laws. For more background on the case, please read our blog.