Surprising as it may seem, LGBTQ+ civil rights didn’t end with Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. While it was a great step for same-sex couples and marriage equality, the fight carries on for those facing discrimination in other aspects of day to day life, from applying for housing to employment to adoption. Some states have […]
In a controversial decision in mid-June, the Supreme Court rejected class action status for 1.6 million women who sought to sue mega-store Wal-Mart for employment discrimination in what would have been history’s largest class action lawsuit. More than a year earlier, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals approved the lawsuits, arguing that the #1 company on Fortune’s list of 500 largest companies must address claims that women are paid less than men for the same jobs and are less likely to receive promotions. But by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court said it was a stretch to decide the fate of 1.6 million discrimination lawsuits at once, a major set back for Wal-Mart discrimination plaintiffs.