DeLauro Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Protecting and Affirming Rights of Members of LGBTQ Community
NEW HAVEN, CT — (June 15, 2020) Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender workers.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important victory in the fight for LGBTQ equality in this country. Enshrining in law that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees is a watershed moment for LGBTQ activists across the nation. No one should ever be fired from their job due to their sexual orientation and people in the workplace should only be judged based on the quality of their work, not because of who they are or who they love. This victory would not have been possible without the fierce advocacy of activists across the nation who continue to work to ensure the LGBTQ community has equal protection under the law.”