Civil Rights Protections For LGBTQ Americans, Law Enforcement Union Addresses Police Brutality

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A police encounter at Pride.
Quinn Dombrowski (CC BY-SA 2.0)

First, we examine how the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ Americans from workforce discrimination after a recent Supreme Court ruling. Then, we speak to the head of a law enforcement union about the civil demonstrations against police brutality and calls for defunding police departments.

Featured in this Show

  • Societal Implications Of Supreme Court Decision On Sex Discrimination

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act protections for sex discrimination include gender identity and sexual orientation. We discuss how the ruling applies to employment and whether it may extend to other areas of society.

  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association Director Jim Palmer

    The leader of the largest law enforcement union in Wisconsin joins us to discuss the protests against police brutality happening across the country and his organization’s take on proposed reforms such as outlawing chokeholds and establishing a registry of police misconduct.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Isaac West Guest
  • Jim Palmer Guest