The Supreme Court’s June 15 decision on L.G.B.T.Q. rights prompted Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science at Notre Dame and director of the University’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, to add some context to the history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legislation at the heart of the court’s decision.
The first tweet in Christina’s Twitter thread, which was referenced the following day in The New York Times, is below; you can read the whole thing by clicking on it.
And fun fact: Christina will be the guest for our June 23 Research Uncorked live event.
The word "sex" was indeed introduced into Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by Howard Smith (D, VA), a segregationist. Smith would have been happy to see the bill sunk, but the story is a bit more complicated. THREAD 1/ https://t.co/scBmzdJSOT— Christina Wolbrecht (@C_Wolbrecht) June 15, 2020