Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases

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On January 27, Slate reported that the EEOC may withdraw from a case involving job discrimination against Amiee Stephens, a transgender woman.  New Commission chair Victoria Lipnic said "Administration-related changes" were the reason. 

TAKE ACTION!

1. Send your own email to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at info@eeoc.gov and urge the Commission to continue pursuing cases of LGBT job discrimination.

2. Sign the petition.  If we reach or exceed 1000 signatures, we will deliver them to the Nashville EEOC office.

Dear Commissioners,

We urge you to continue viewing job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  In particular, you must continue to pursue the case of Amiee Stephens and other cases like it. 

Your own report indicates there were 1768 charges of anti-LGBT job discrimination in 2016.  In many states, there are no explicit protections for LGBT workers.  Without your efforts, LGBT people are often defenseless against job discrimination.  You must continue to pursue these cases.

Thank you for considering our views.

Who's signing

388 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tim Gragg
    signed 2017-01-30 18:23:17 -0600
  • Daniel Dixon
    signed 2017-01-30 18:20:24 -0600
  • Karan Mixon
    signed 2017-01-30 18:19:19 -0600
  • Sue Gibson
    signed 2017-01-30 18:16:55 -0600
  • Jake Wilson
    signed 2017-01-30 18:14:11 -0600
    Everyone deserves the right to work (and live) in a safe place.
  • sarah weatherill
    signed 2017-01-30 18:13:34 -0600
  • Marni Wiebe
    signed 2017-01-30 18:10:35 -0600
  • Wanda Jane Burlinson
    signed via 2017-01-30 18:10:31 -0600
  • Abby Kane
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 18:08:13 -0600
    Sign the petition: Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases
  • Nicole Mcminn
    signed 2017-01-30 18:08:04 -0600
  • Abigail Kane
    signed 2017-01-30 18:07:56 -0600
  • Gary Stewart
    signed 2017-01-30 18:03:27 -0600
  • John AND Jean Fleming
    signed 2017-01-30 17:57:41 -0600
  • Betty Taylor
    signed 2017-01-30 17:54:13 -0600
  • Caroline Duley
    signed 2017-01-30 17:53:43 -0600
  • Beth Cox
    signed 2017-01-30 17:52:29 -0600
    Stop the hate. We’re all merely human.
  • Tracy Douglas
    signed via 2017-01-30 17:51:32 -0600
  • Chels N
    signed 2017-01-30 17:49:24 -0600
  • Elisa Collacott
    signed 2017-01-30 17:47:42 -0600
  • Jennifer S.
    signed 2017-01-30 17:43:10 -0600
  • Lisa Becker
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 17:39:58 -0600
    Sign the petition: Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases
  • Lisa Becker
    signed via 2017-01-30 17:38:55 -0600
  • Cheryl Dare
    signed 2017-01-30 17:33:13 -0600
    LGBT people have been horrendously discriminated against for centuries. Now that society is finally realizing we are normal but different and deserve the same civil rights as other minorities, Trump is doing everything he can totake away those rights. Just like other minorities we deserve the same dignity, respect and rights as anyone else. Trump seems to want to erase America’s diversity. Preserve this diversity by ruling on Amiee Stephens’ case in favor of Ms. Stephens. She is entitled to justice like every other U.S. citizen.
  • Mark Walleman
    signed 2017-01-30 17:32:21 -0600
  • Emily Ford
    signed 2017-01-30 17:31:32 -0600
  • Mark Hubbard
    signed 2017-01-30 17:31:11 -0600
  • Jennifer Farmer
    signed 2017-01-30 17:30:06 -0600
  • John Tirro
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-30 17:26:31 -0600
    Sign the petition: Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases
  • John Tirro
    signed 2017-01-30 17:25:49 -0600
    Gender is not nearly as simple as a lot of folks want to think it is, and one of the kindest, most supportive, brightest people I know is a trans man. God makes us lots of different ways, and God loves us all.
  • Jessica Greenfield
    signed 2017-01-30 17:25:42 -0600

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