Reflections on Bostock: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Workplace and at the Supreme Court

July.17.2020

Orrick’s LGBTQ+ Attorney Affinity Group, Women’s Initiative, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosted a virtual conversation on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Orrick attorneys Daniel Rubens and Matthew LaBrie moderated the panel, which featured Orrick counsel Kathryn Mantoan, Taylor Brown of American Civil Liberties Union, Professor Kent Greenfield of Boston College Law School, and Brian Jenks of Morgan Stanley.

In the video below, the panelists discuss the importance of the Bostock v. Clayton County ruling, which affirms that LGBTQ+ individuals are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The group examines the background of the case, the majority and dissenting opinions, as well as how this landmark decision fits within the Supreme Court's LGBTQ+ rights jurisprudence more broadly and what the holding foreshadows for issues that were left unresolved by the majority opinion.

 

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