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Engel Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County Case

Engel Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County Case

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bostock vs. Clayton County case today. The Bostock case now affirms the definition of “sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to prohibit an individual from being fired from their job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity:

“This is truly a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, and so fitting that it comes during Pride Month. We’ve certainly come a long way since I was one of only 67 House Members to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, but we still have a ways to go. With job protections finally extended to the LGBTQ community, the fear many people felt of being fired for who they are or love is lifted. However, the LGBTQ community can still face discrimination with regard to education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations. We must enact the Equality Act to ensure all of those protections are provided, and that continues to fall on Senator McConnell and the Senate.”