LGBTQ+ Democrats Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Decision on Employment Discrimination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in Bostock v Clayton County that “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII.”
Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the ruling:
“Our community just took another big step towards full equality. This landmark Supreme Court decision makes clear that employment discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans is illegal – without question. It means working with dignity and without the fear of being fired for who you are or who you love.
“But this is just a start and other forms of discrimination remain legal. Florida must pass the Competitive Workforce Act. Congress must pass the Equality Act. Our community must work tirelessly to elect equality champions to the Florida Legislature and Joe Biden to the White House. That is how we end all anti-LGBTQ discrimination once and for all.”
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