Katie Eyer on Keeping up the Fight Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

Katie Eyer (‘05), Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, authored an opinion for the Penn Program on Regulation’s The Regulatory Review regarding the Bostock victory and the necessity of ensuring the passage of the Equality Act to clarify and strengthen protections against anti-LGBTQ discrimination (“Why the Equality Act Remains Important to LGBTQ Equality,” July 27). “[F]or those who care about LGBTQ equality, Bostock should not cause us to lose sight of the need to continue to push for legislative reforms, including passage of the federal Equality Act. … The fundamental objective of anti-discrimination law is to ensure that protected groups do not experience discrimination to begin with. No employee, student, or customer prefers the ability to bring a lawsuit over actual lived equality.”