Jeffrey Lax

May 19, 2019

4 min read

Finally: Congress Acts to Protect LGBTQ Employees Under the Civil Rights Act

Photo by Elyssa Fahndrich on Unsplash

When the historic Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, it faced staunch opposition from southern members of Congress and a particularly vile 75-day filibuster in the Senate headlined by a former Ku Klux Klan member, who spoke for over 14 consecutive hours.