Sex Worker Rights & Federal Civil Rights
Aspen ◆ August 5, 2022 ◆ 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
For years, “allies” have told sex workers they have no rights and that only new legislation will protect them. In a groundbreaking decision, a federal magistrate judge in Gililland v. Southwestern Oregon Community College held that a nursing program’s targeted discrimination of a sex worker can constitute unlawful sex discrimination. This Presentation will start with a brief overview of federal civil rights protections—focusing on education and employment—and various theories on how sex workers fits under these protections. This will be followed by Nicole Gililland sharing her experiences as a plaintiff in her lawsuit for justice.