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Supreme Court Rules Gay and Transgender Employees Are Protected Under Title VII

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WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to the 6-3 Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Georgia & Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC:

“Never again can a person be discriminated against at work due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This landmark victory provides long overdue protections for LGBTQ people in education, housing, and healthcare. We cheer the efforts of LGBTQ activists who have long fought for legal protection on behalf of their community.

“While we celebrate this milestone, we know the fight continues. This decision affords much needed nondiscrimination protections within the workplace, yet we recognize that the LGBTQ community still faces numerous challenges, including the threat of hate crimes and identity-based violence—with higher rates of violence against Black trans women.

“The League of Women Voters stands with the LGBTQ community in celebrating this step toward progress, and we will continue advocating for equal protection under the law.”

The League of Women Voters joined more than 50 organizations on an amicus brief in this case.

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