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Congress Supports Our Historical Federal Appeal for LGBT Equality Everywhere
On June 21, 2016, Matthew Christiansen filed his Second Circuit Brief, Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc. et al., #16-748, arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should protect sexual orientation from workplace harassment.
"At the heart of this appeal is whether Title VII protects those males and females whose sexual orientation is not heterosexual," Susan Chana Lask, Christiansen's lawyer, and a U.S. Supreme Court and civil rights litigator, argued in court papers.
In an unprecedented move, amici briefs supporting Christiansen were filed by the government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), 128 Members of Congress, including Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders ("Congress"), the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") and a coalition of civil rights groups and public interest organizations, LAMBDA and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.