Professor Green Publishes Article in the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice at the University of Iowa College of Law

Professor Matthew W. Green Jr.’s article entitled Same-Sex Sex and Immutable Traits: Why Obergefell v. Hodges Clears a Path to Protecting Gay and Lesbian Employees from Workplace Discrimination Under Title VII has been published in The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice at the University of Iowa College of Law. Professor Green’s article explores the ways in which Obergefell may be used to advance the rights of gays and lesbians in the area of employment discrimination.  Obergefell struck down state laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying.  Although the decision ostensibly addressed only marriage equality, the article argues that Obergefell’s identification of same-sex sexual intimacy as a fundamental right and recognition that sexual orientation is both immutable and a “normal expression of human sexuality” have the potential to protect workers from sexual orientation discrimination by significantly influencing the interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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