Apple, Facebook, Google urge Supreme Court to end LGBTQ discrimination

More than 200 companies signed a brief in support of LGBTQ

Apple, Facebook, Google urge Supreme Court to end LGBTQ discrimination

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More than 200 companies signed a brief urging the Supreme Court to recognize that members of the LGBTQ community are protected against discrimination under Title VII. 360"}’>Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon are teaming up to urge the Supreme Court to protect members of the LGBTQ community from workplace discrimination.

Recognizing that Title VII prohibits sex discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community would allow businesses to recruit and retain top talent, draw from more diverse ideas and experiences, and attract a broader range of customers, the companies say.

More than 200 companies came together Tuesday to sign a "friend of the court" brief asking the Supreme Court to acknowledge that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

The companies that signed the brief say a uniform federal law on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination would protect employees and their families wherever they happen to be.

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