Laverne Cox Is Auctioning Off Her Statement-Making Emmy's Clutch to Support LGBTQ+ Charity

“Maybe it’s about raising awareness so everyone knows that our lives are in danger,” Cox said to E! on the red carpet at the time. "A lot of people aren’t talking about this case and it has implications for the LGBT community. But it has implications for women and anyone who doesn’t conform to someone else’s idea of how you should be. A man or woman or neither."

RELATED: Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Workers Can't Be Fired or Face Job Discrimination Over Their Identity

In a landmark decision on June 15,  the Supreme Court voted six-to-three in favor of giving LGBTQ people federal protection against workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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The ruling means the Supreme Court voted to expand Title VII of the act, which barred sex discrimination in the workplace. Since 1964, that portion of the law had been interpreted only to bar discrimination between men and women.

That law will now be expanded to protect LGBTQ workers from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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