WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and those perceived to be so have long asserted that they face discrimination in the workplace. Anti-LGBT bias may affect decisions regarding hiring, compensation, terms of employment, and termination of employment. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' briefing investigates the scope of federal protection against LGBT workplace discrimination, including 1) the federal government's implementation of federal protections regarding workplace discrimination against federal LGBT employees and 2) Title VII workplace protections for all LGBT Americans.
WHAT: Briefing on Workplace Discrimination Against LGBT
WHEN: March 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425 (Entrance on F Street NW)
LIVE STREAM: The briefing will be live-streamed at http://gorebrothers.com/Podcasts/USCCR_streaming_live.html
Panel I -- Government Issues 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
- Jeanne Goldberg, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, EEOC
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Representative Jared Polis, (D-Colo.)
Panel II -- General Issues 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity
- Kate Kendall, Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Sarah Warbelow, Human Rights Campaign
- Stacy Long Simmons, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National LGBTQ Task Force
Break for Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Panel III – Economic Issues 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
- Selisse Berry, Founder and CEO, Out and Equal
- Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress
- Lisa Howe, Executive Director, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Panel IV – Transgender Issues 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Ilona Turner, E.D., Transgender Law Center
- Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director, Equality Florida
- Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Panel V – Religious Exemption Issues 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Aubrey Thonvold, Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation
- Alan Brownstein, UC Davis Law
- Ryan T. Anderson, Heritage Foundation
Deaf or hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pam Dunston at (202) 376-8105.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report: http://www.usccr.gov.
Media Contact: Lenore Ostrowsky
Acting Chief, Public Affairs
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights