Hill-Evans celebrates Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ+ discrimination
YORK, June 16 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today applauded the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County in support of LGBTQ+ workplace protections.
“This decision reaffirms what we’ve all known for a long time: that discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is wrong,” Hill-Evans said. “Now, we have the legal standing to prove and enforce it. By deciding that civil rights law barring sex discrimination in the workplace applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, millions of Americans can live freely and feel better protected in the workplace. We must do everything we can to help our family, friends and neighbors in the LGBTQ+ community feel welcomed in the workplace.”
In a 6-3 decision, United States Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote: “Congress adopted broad language making it illegal for an employer to rely on an employee’s sex when deciding to fire that employee. We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.”
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