June 15, 2020 (New York, NY) — Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of nondiscrimination protections for LGBT workers in three Title VII cases, in a landmark victory for equality. This historic benchmark is especially meaningful and heartening at a time when people worldwide are demonstrating in support of Black lives and against systemic racism, and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a monumental step forward for LGBT Americans, including our athletes and coaches, to be protected from discrimination in the workplace,” said Hudson Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “This is especially meaningful at a time when so many are struggling to provide for themselves and their loved ones.
“However, our work is far from over. Our country needs to actively work to dismantle legal and cultural systems of racism, and actively look to center, lift up and provide resources for the black trans community. It’s still legal to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in some federally funded programs, including adoption agencies, and to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people and women in public accommodations like gyms, hotels and restaurants. This directly affects LGBTQ+ athletes who want a safe place to exercise, student athletes who want to be who they are and play the sport they love, and LGBTQ+ people who want to build their families.
We are asking Congress to stand with the Supreme Court’s decision today by passing full federal and state non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people across the country.”
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