In the landmark decision Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, issued on June 15, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act includes protections for gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination. As part of the case, the plaintiffs submitted a number of “amicus briefs” – a statement by “friends of the court” that offers expertise on the issue at hand – including one authored by the philosopher, Robin Dembroff and sociologist, Issa Kohler-Hausmann. The ruling itself drew from the reasoning offered in the brief. A number of members of our department were asked to sign this brief as recognized experts in this area – Candice Delmas, Branden Fitelson, Serena Parekh and Adam Hosein. Professor Hosein was even cited in the brief. Our department is proud to have supported the movement for the civil rights for gay and transgender people in this way.
Faculty News 06.17.20