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June 15, 2020

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez statement Re: Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ workers from discrimination

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2020 – The American Bar Association celebrates today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision vindicating the civil rights of transgender workers, and lesbians, gay men, and bisexual workers.

In its 6-3 decision in the cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Court affirmed the right to work in this country free of discrimination because of gender identity or sexuality, a right the ABA defended in an amicus brief it filed in the case. The Court’s decision confirms that transgender people, and lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people throughout the country are entitled to the same respect, protection, and fair treatment afforded all workers under law. 

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