In a month to celebrate LGBTQ pride, we must recognize the victories but know there is still much to be done for human rights.
On June 12, 2020 President Trump rolled back an integral protection of the Affordable Care Act that prevented discrimination on the basis of sex. The Obama administration specified that “on the basis of sex” included sexual orientation or gender identity; however, the US Department of Health and Human Services just declared that no such protections are available any longer to people who identify as transgender. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/12/hhs-finalizes-rule-section-1557-protecting-civil-rights-healthcare.html.
In long awaited better news, on June 15, 2020 in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers. Bostock v. Clayton Cty., Georgia, No. 17-1618, 2020 WL 3146686 (U.S. June 15, 2020) https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/17-1618_hfci.pdf
ADZ Law, LLP supports the LGBTQ community and provides representation to all in the areas of family law, victims’ rights, and domestic violence and sexual assault civil litigation. Happy Pride!