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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL-13)

CRIST HAILS LANDMARK LGBTQ+ SCOTUS DECISION, CALLS FOR EQUALITY ACT

Washington, DC, June 15, 2020 St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the landmark Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia Supreme Court ruling in favor of the LGBTQ+ community in a 6-3 decision that under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex. “Today is a historic day for the LGBTQ+ community and our country as a whole,” said Congressman Crist. “This landmark ruling sends a wave of hope to millions across the nation, while firmly striking down workplace injustice against our neighbors and loved ones in the LGBTQ+ community. The Court has given America something to be very proud of this Pride Month – stating unequivocally that no one should be fired for who they are or whom they love. That principle is now law of the land. For the tens of thousands of Pinellas constituents who gained civil rights at their workplace this morning, our entire community celebrates with you today. “Tomorrow, we get back to work. The People’s House has already passed the Equality Act to extend civil rights to housing, education, and public accommodations. The Supreme Court stands on the right side of history. Americans are now counting on the Senate to follow suit.” MIL OSI USA News