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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson’s Statement on Supreme Court Anti-LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Ruling

Jun 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released this statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia, ruling that federal employment non-discrimination laws protect all LGBTQ employees:

“Today, the Supreme Court has declared what our society should acknowledge without reservations – that discrimination by sexual orientation and gender identity should not be tolerated by any means, and most definitely not in the workplace. This long-awaited victory grants the LGBTQ community rightful protections against discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

“During this Pride Month, I am proud of the steps that our nation has taken to ensure that justice and equality are achievable, and I am committed to continuing this critical work to dismantle the remaining obstacles disproportionately faced by members of the LGBTQ community, including equitable access to health care services and safe housing.

“This is a victory for America. “

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