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Supreme Court Rules Job Discrimination Law Shields LGBTQ Workers

The sweeping 6-3 civil rights ruling has implications for school districts as employers as well as for continuing legal battles over the rights of transgender students. (June 15, 2020)

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents.
October 21, 2020 – AP
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that schools must allow students to use locker rooms that are consistent with their gender identity, saying a suburban school district violated the rights of a transgender student by keeping him from using the boys' main locker room.
September 28, 2020 – AP
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling was a victory, but it doesn’t take away the hurt of losing my students in a cold February, writes Brett Bigham.
June 23, 2020 – Teacher
The sweeping 6-3 civil rights ruling has implications for school districts as employers as well as for continuing legal battles over the rights of transgender students.
June 15, 2020 – Education Week
Many educators see social-emotional learning as best suited for early grades, but a Dallas high school is going against the grain to make teaching SEL skills a priority.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
LGBTQ teachers are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the federal civil rights law guarantees them nationwide protection from workplace discrimination.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
On the first week of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court held two hours of intense arguments about whether the main federal job-discrimination law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
Don't assume talking about LGBTQ issues has to involve talking about sex, and other important lessons from teachers.
October 11, 2019 – Education Week
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Don't Neglect LGBTQ Students
August 28, 2019 – Education Week

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