Congressman García’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling on Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ People in the Workplace

June 15, 2020
Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in employment. The case is Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Congressman Jesús “Chuy García” (IL04) released the following statement after the announcement:

“The Supreme Court ruled today that LGBTQ+ Americans are protected from workplace discrimination and cannot be fired based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. This is a huge victory and it is thanks to those who have been organizing tirelessly and fighting for equality for decades. From housing to health care, the work for true equality is far from over, but this is an important step forward. All workers should be protected under the law, regardless of who they are or who they love.”