The U.S. Supreme Court will hear three LGBTQ workplace-discrimination cases on Oct. 8.

Sue O’Connell, the co-publisher of Bay Windows and the South End News and the in-depth politics reporter for NECN, weighed in on these three cases on Boston Public Radio Wednesday.

“In 28 states across the country, you can be fired if someone thinks you are LGBTQ. You don’t even have to be gay. You can be perceived as being gay and you can be fired because there are no protections,” O’Connell said.

O’Connell was uncertain about whether or not the court would vote in favor of LGTBQ rights. “You never really know what’s going to happen with the Supreme Court,” she said.