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Victory! Supreme Court protects LGBTQ individuals and preserves DACA

In a landmark 6-3 Supreme Court decision written by conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to LGBTQ individuals. “NEA is proud to have led a broad coalition including employer groups that filed a brief in support of LGBTQ rights, but it is even prouder of the LGBTQ educators and students who endured discrimination yet continued to stand up to fight for themselves, their co-workers and their students,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen GarcíaLEARN MORE

In a second momentous decision issued June 18, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s rationale for ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), calling it “arbitrary and capricious” in the 5-4 majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts. DACA protects 700,000 Dreamers from deportation, including 15,000 educators. “The Supreme Court is on the right side of history,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “This victory means DACA recipients are safe, for now, from the threat of deportation. They will continue to contribute to our nation’s social fabric and economic engine in communities across the country, especially now when we need them the most.” LEARN MORE

One response to “Victory! Supreme Court protects LGBTQ individuals and preserves DACA

  1. As Head Start Early Childhood Teacher, I am willing to go back to my classroom to teach, but only if safeguards and protocols are in place to protect staff and students.

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