NYLAG applauds the Second Circuit’s decision to recognize that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, and is, therefore, impermissible under federal law: “We now conclude that sexual orientation discrimination is motivated, at least in part, by sex and is thus a subset of discrimination.” This position was supported by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission despite the Justice Department’s ardent opposition. NYLAG’s Employment Law Project and the LGBTQ Law Project both seek to protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals in the workplace; as we and our clients know, discrimination based on sexual orientation is real and pervasive, and it is vital that we be allowed to challenge this discrimination using all available means of recourse. This ruling now enables NYLAG and other organizations to pursue federal litigation on behalf of these clients, giving us another way to advocate for them.