LGBTQIA+ and

Women's Rights

Issue Coordinator:

Ellen Mayock

emayock@gmail.com

This group's next meeting is listed on the Calendar page, and will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend, write to Ellen at the email above, and she will send you an invitation to the virtual meeting.

The 50-Ways Rockbridge LGBTQIA+/Women’s Rights Issues Group researches, educates about and acts on civil rights issues surrounding gender identity, sexualities, and women’s rights.  To date, the group has worked on a new non-discrimination statement for our area schools, a local resolution to encourage our state to ratify the ERA Amendment, reproductive rights advocacy, and collaboration with local organizations for LGBTQ visibility and rights.

Supreme Court News: 

The Supreme Court’s ruling

on LGBTQ rights is

a sweeping victory for fairness

From the editorial board of the Washington Post:

“AN EMPLOYER who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” With this pellucid sentence, the Supreme Court on Monday helped make America a better country and relieved the fears of millions of LGBTQ Americans that, at any moment, their employers could subject them to humiliation, punishment or poverty simply because they are attracted to members of the same sex or because their gender identity does not match their gender assigned at birth. Employment discrimination on these grounds is no longer legal anywhere in the United States.

More reading:

From Charles Kaiser, author of “The Gay Metropolis, The Landmark History of Gay Life in America,” who directs the L.G.B.T.Q. Policy Center at Hunter College: What Makes Monday’s Gay Rights Ruling So Historic.

From Michelle Goldberg, New York Times opinion columnist: Surprise! Justice on L.G.B.T. Rights From a Trump Judge

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

From Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post opinion writer: What you should know about the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling

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50 Ways Rockbridge is a group of concerned citizens from Rockbridge County, Virginia, working together to research, educate, and act on major issues that affect all of the 50 United States, especially Virginia and our local area. Our guiding political principles are inclusion and fairness.

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