WeHo Panel Discussion: “LGBT Employment Rights And The Supreme Court”

(Photo: Mariana Marroquin, Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center)

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, in conjunction with the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, will host a panel discussion: “LGBT Employment Rights and the Supreme Court.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m., opening remarks will take place at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion, and there will be a Q&A at 8 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP is requested at http://bit.ly/HRSS-2019Oct2. Validated parking will be available at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure, limited to availability. Light refreshments will be provided at the reception.

Featured panelists will include Adam P. Romero, Director of Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy, and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law, at the Williams Institute; Jon Davidson, Chief Counsel, Freedom for All Americans; and Mariana Marroquin, Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center Health Services, Los Angeles LGBT Center. The discussion will be moderated by City of West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman.

Although the legal rights of LGBT people have improved in the past couple of decades, discrimination against LGBT people remains widespread. In early October, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases about whether the federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in employment covers discrimination related to someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. These hugely important cases will determine the rights of all LGBT people in the United States to be free from harassment and discrimination at work, and will likely affect education, health care, housing, and other settings.

Community members are encouraged to attend to discuss these cases with leading experts and learn what can be done to ensure LGBT people’s equality and free expression.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rights and core value of Respect and Support for People.

For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss.