June 15, 2020

Harris Statement on Supreme Court Decision that Federal Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday released the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that federal non-discrimination law protects LGBTQ workers.

“The Supreme Court’s ruling today sent a clear message to all Americans: our federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers and requires that they be treated with the dignity and respect every person deserves. The Court held that the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Today’s decision will go a long way toward ensuring that LGBTQ people are protected in other critical areas, including education, health care, and housing.

“Our work is far from over, but as we celebrate Pride Month, today’s ruling is a step in the right direction in the fight for full equality for the LGBTQ community in all of its diversity, and in every facet of life.”