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The Supreme Court Could Soon Protect Gay Workers from Discrimination

It’s hard to overstate the importance of ‘Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital,’ a case that could establish federal-level employment protection on the basis of sexuality.

Jameka Evans began working as a security guard at Georgia Regional Hospital in 2012, and the trouble, she alleged, started soon after that. In court complaints, she said that her supervisor, Charles Moss, didn’t like the fact that she’s a lesbian, nor how she wore men’s clothes and cropped her hair in a masculine style. This, she said, led to mistreatment on the job, like the promotion of an unqualified coworker over her. Other co-workers felt empowered enough to join in, one of whom allegedly slammed doors in her face. (Georgia Regional Hospital did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication.)

“During my term of employment, I endured harassment and denial of equal pay and retaliation simply because of my sexual orientation and lifestyle,” Evans said at a press conference last Thursday, as reported by Project Q Atlanta. “There is where my fight began, and hopefully it will end at the Supreme Court.”

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