Statement: SCOTUS Ruling Will Impact LGBTQ Clients

LGBTQ workers protected under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear three cases today arguing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) issued the following statement in solidarity.

“Today, LCCR stands in resolute solidarity with West Coast and national civil rights organizations against attempts to strip the LGBTQ community of workplace protections under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Hiring and firing based on sexual orientation and gender identity only compounds the pervasive racial and economic inequalities already on stark display here in the Bay Area, across California, and nationwide.

“We are committed to building a society where all of us are safe, free to be our fullest and realest selves, and to achieve our dreams. We commend the ACLU and private counsel who are fiercely defending plaintiffs in this case, for the millions of LGBTQ individuals who will be directly impacted, and for those of us who believe in a country where we all belong.”