Movement Analysis: The full impact of the EEOC ruling on the LGBT movement’s agenda

In April 2012, with Macy v. Holder, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that the sex discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect transgender people. This decision may constitute the biggest advancement for transgender employment rights ever made and we at the Task Force applaud the Transgender Law Center and its work on the case. Unfortunately, since the decision came out, there has been a lot of misinformation about what the case’s impact really will be for both transgender people as well as the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.

Task Force Transgender Civil Rights Project Director Lisa Mottet has written this analysis piece about what this means for local, state and federal advocacy efforts; whether the movement should change its tactics or strategies; and how this ruling should be explained to employers and the general public.

This is the first publication in the Policy Institute’s new series, “Movement Analysis.” Expect the next following the presidential election in November!