The University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, is quoted on the Supreme Court’s decision to extend protections to sexual orientation and gender identity

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, is quoted on the Supreme Court’s decision to extend protections based on sex under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to sexual orientation and gender identity. Even with the Supreme Court ruling, there is still more federal and local changes that need to be made for LGBTQ workers rights. In AP News and The Vindicator, Badgett explains, “I think employers that are trying to be proactive and are looking at gender gaps or maybe racial wage gaps, they should try to think about ways that they could do the same for LGBT people.”