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June 15, 2020

Earthjustice: Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Rights is a Victory for Justice and Equality

Decision affirms that LGBTQ workers are covered by federal anti-discrimination law

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Phil LaRue, Earthjustice, (202) 797-4317

Washington, D.C.

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision that LGBTQ workers are protected under federal anti-discrimination law, Earthjustice president Abigail Dillen released the following statement:

“Today’s decision is a major triumph for equality and basic human decency in our nation. As an employer that does not tolerate discrimination of any kind against our LGBTQ+ staff, Earthjustice is proud to see that standard upheld across the nation.

“We are grateful to the determined activists who made this court victory a possibility. Their passion, their courage, and their refusal to accept anything less than full dignity and respect under the law are making it possible for all of us to live in a more just society.”

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LGTBQ flag at the U.S. Supreme Court building.

The U.S. Supreme Court affirms that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Molly Riley / AFP via Getty Images

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